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Let’s Play the Arcade Machines

Stewart, Fiona; Flint, Tom; Grandison, Tanis; Webster, Gemma; Tyrie, Craig

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Craig Tyrie



Abstract

“Let’s Play the Arcade Machines” showcases games made by children in schools in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh. The project aims to expose the children to a constructionist style of learning; supporting them to create and remix games about their local area using the Scratch programming environment, whilst encouraging them to engage with the idea that further study of computing could lead them to interesting and fulfilling careers.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 35th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference (HCI2022)
Start Date Jul 11, 2022
End Date Jul 13, 2022
Acceptance Date May 13, 2022
Publication Date 2022-07
Deposit Date May 30, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 31, 2022
Publisher BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Series ISSN 1477-9358
Book Title Proceedings of the 35th British HCI and Doctoral Consortium 2022, UK
DOI https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2022.46
Keywords Children, learning, coding, constructionism, Arcade games, Scratch programming
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2875236

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