Research and Development

Category: Play

Adaptive Instructional Systems and Attention Training

Introduction Attention span is the amount of time that learners can spend concentrating on tasks. Sustained attention develops through childhood and into adulthood, with a period of accelerated development occurring during early and middle childhood (Slattery, O’Callaghan, Ryan, Fortune, & McAvinue, 2022). Attention training is a part of education. Learners are trained to remain focused […]

Adaptive Instructional Systems and Recreational Mathematics

Introduction Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and vital to nations’ education objectives. How can it be made more enjoyable and fun for learners of all ages? Comparative Mathematics Curriculum In the United States, while mathematics curriculum varies across schools and districts, traditionally, high-school mathematics has been separated by topics, each topic typically lasting […]

Higher-order Theory of Mind

Art Intention and Interpretation edited by Gary Iseminger, Art, Intention, and Conversation by Noël Carroll, The Perception of Intention by Verena Dasser, Ib Ulbaek and David Premack, Design as Communication: Exploring the Validity and Utility of Relating Intention to Interpretation by Nathan Crilly, David Good, Derek Matravers and P. John Clarkson, Intention, Interpretation, and Contemporary […]

Educational Role-playing Games

Introduction Role-playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations edited by Sebastian Deterding and José Zagal, Psychology and Role-playing Games by Sarah L. Bowman and Andreas Lieberoth, The Functions of Role-playing Games: How Participants Create Community, Solve Problems and Explore Identity by Sarah L. Bowman, Learning and Role-playing Games by Jessica Hammer, Alexandra To, Karen Schrier, Sarah L. […]

Imagination and Learning

Transfer of Learning Transfer of Learning: Contemporary Research and Applications edited by Stephen M. Cormier and Joseph D. Hagman, The Cognitive Basis of Knowledge Transfer by Mary L. Gick and Keith J. Holyoak, Transfer of Learning: Cognition and Instruction by Robert E. Haskell, Theories of the Transfer of Learning by James M. Royer, Mechanisms of […]

Developmental Narratology

Introduction Developing Narrative Structure edited by Allyssa McCabe and Carole Peterson, Event Representations, Narrative Development and Internal Working Models by Katherine Nelson, Coherence, Cohesion, and Context: Some Comparative Perspectives in Narrative Development by Maya Hickmann, Narrative Development: Six Approaches by Michael G. Bamberg, How Children Understand Stories: A Developmental Analysis by Nancy L. Stein, Transformation […]

Adaptive Instructional Systems, Interactive Storytelling, and Character Education

Introduction In response to calls for more rigorous approaches for character education programs and their evaluation (Person, Moiduddin, Hague-Angus, & Malone, 2009; Sojourner, 2012), interactive stories are indicated as being useful as exercises for both instructing and assessing learners. Adaptive instructional systems can administer these exercises to learners. To provide personalized and optimized instruction and […]

Artificial Intelligence and Play

Play Play and Development from an Ethological Perspective by Brian Vandenberg, Play: Its Role in Development and Evolution by Jerome S. Bruner, Alison Jolly and Kathy Sylva, Play and Exploration in Children and Animals by Thomas G. Power, Play and Child Development by Joe L. Frost, Sue C. Wortham and Robert S. Reifel, The Role […]

Artificial Mental Simulation

Cognitive Architectures The Architecture of Cognition by John R. Anderson, The Study of Cognitive Architecture by Zenon Pylyshyn, The Role of Cognitive Architecture in Theories of Cognition by Zenon Pylyshyn, Biologically Based Computational Models of High-level Cognition by Randall C. O’Reilly, A Survey of Bio‐inspired and Other Alternative Architectures by Dan Hammerstrom, Extending the Computational […]

Interactive Narrative and Interpretation

Interpretation Surveying Narratology by Sabine Gross, Narrative Theory and / or / as Theory of Interpretation by Tom Kindt and Hans-Harald Müller, Interpretation and Narrative Understanding by Louis O. Mink, Interpreting the Text: A Critical Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Literary Interpretation by Kenneth M. Newton, Relevance Theory and Literary Interpretation by Anne […]