PEDAL Centre

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Created: 2016-01-26 14:51
Institution: Faculty of Education
Description: PEDAL: Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development & Learning
Sponsored by the Lego Foundation

The guiding focus of the centre’s work is to develop substantial and compelling research concerned with the role of play and playfulness in young children’s learning and development, and the potential of play-based approaches within educational contexts. The kinds of skills and accomplishments that are widely recognised as being vital components of 21st century educational provision, including critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal abilities, emotional resilience and creativity, have all been linked theoretically and empirically to playfulness and playful learning.

Nevertheless, the play opportunities for children living in modern urban environments (now the majority of children world-wide) are increasingly curtailed, both within their homes and communities and within their schooling. At the same time, play remains a relatively under-researched area within developmental science, with many fundamental questions still unanswered.

It is the aim of the PEDAL research centre to contribute to the process of addressing these questions, and to work with educators and policy makers to inform practice and policy in relation to this evidence.

Website: http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/pedal/
 

Media items

This collection contains 20 media items.

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Media items

Bringing Self - Regulated Learning to Classrooms through Research Practice Partnerships

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Prof Nancy Perry from The University of British Columbia presents the role of research-practice partnerships in bringing self-regulated learning to classrooms.

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 31 Oct 2016


Catching Brainwaves as we Speak: The Prediction of Physiology for Medicine and More

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Talk by Dr Tristan Bekinschtein, University of Cambridge, on the future of brain imaging in personalised medicine.

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 9 Oct 2017


David Whitebread - Last Lecture

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As one of the leading international proponents of play as part of education and learning, David Whitebread's fascinating career led up to the creation of the PEDAL research centre...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Thu 21 Dec 2017


Harnessing New Technology to Better Understand the Family Language Environment

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Dr Elian Fink talks about collaborational project Baby Talk, where they used a light-weight wearable pedometer to record infant-caregiver interactions.

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Wed 4 Oct 2017


Integrating Nutrition, Psychology and Neuroscience to Measure Infant Development in the UK & Gambia

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Talk by Dr Sarah Lloyd Fox, Birkbeck College, on infant brain imaging in The Gambia

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 9 Oct 2017


Intra - and Inter - Individual Diversity in Social Cognition: From Individual Neural Dynamics to Interactional...

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Talk by Dr Guillaume Dumas, Institut Pasteur, on the use of two-person hyperscanning in social neuroscience research, with particular applications to the study of autism spectrum...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 9 Oct 2017


Pedagogy of Play Workshop

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Watch Ben Mardell from Harvard University's Project Zero, and Camilla Uhre Fog from the International School of Billund talk about their Pedagogy of Play in a teacher workshop.

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Wed 9 Aug 2017


PEDAL Research Seminar | Toddlers Think for Themselves!

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Social learning has been a large focus of early developmental psychology for the past three decades. While it reveals how culture is transmitted to young children, questions about...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 11 Mar 2019


PEDAL Research Seminar | Unleashing the Power of Science in Early Childhood | Daryl Greenfield, University of Miami

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Professor Greenfield is a Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Miami. His work is positioned at the interface of research, policy and practice at the...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Wed 11 Jul 2018


PEDAL Seminar | A Prescription for Play: Why play fosters social and cognitive development

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http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/pedal

Join PEDAL for a public lecture by world-renowned psychologist Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, evaluating the evidence for the importance of free...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Wed 26 Sep 2018


PEDAL | BBC Breakfast report on playful writing

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BBC Breakfast report on playful writing

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Tue 7 Mar 2017


Play at the Extremes

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Play at the Extremes - A Panel Discussion for Parents, Teachers & Carers

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Thu 1 Nov 2018


Play, self-regulation and early childhood - What does research say?

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Play, self-regulation and early childhood education: what does research say? A lecture by Prof Clancy Blair of NYU Steinhardt & Prof Kathy Sylva of University of Oxford

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 6 Feb 2017


Play: A window into children's social worlds - Part1

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Public lecture on 11th September with this first part given by Dr Jenny Gibson and Dr Behzad Heravi

For more information please visit www.educ.cam.ac.uk/pedal/

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Fri 29 Sep 2017


Play: A window into children's social worlds - Part2

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Public lecture on 11th September with this second part given by Prof. Anthony Pellegrini

For more information please visit www.educ.cam.ac.uk/pedal/

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Fri 29 Sep 2017


Pretence and Creativity during Childhood and Beyond

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This joint Psychology & Education and PEDAL seminar by Dr Julie Kirkham will examine pretend play and creativity in the context of early and
middle childhood

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 6 Feb 2017


Seminar: Play and Learning in Finnish Education Policy and Practice

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Play is a serious matter for young children across all cultures. This is evidenced by the passionate, intensive and energetic engagement many children invest in this activity....

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Tue 26 Jan 2016


Seminar: Self Regulation - Foundation skills for childrens healthy development

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Part of the PEDal Seminar series this video shows the recording of the recent seminar hosted by PEDaL and the Psychology & Education research group at the Faculty of Education,...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Tue 6 Jun 2017


Shaping Social Play Behavior in Interactive Playgrounds

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In this talk, Dr Moreno presents the work that they have carried out in the context of analyzing and shaping children’s play behavior in interactive playgrounds,...

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Wed 4 Oct 2017


Synchrony Through Gaze: Mapping the Neural Social Network of Infants

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Dr Victoria Leong, University of Cambridge and Nanyang Technological University, speaks about the social dynamics of adult-infant neural synchrony.

Collection: PEDAL Centre

Institution: Faculty of Education

Created: Mon 9 Oct 2017