Author Archives: Andrew Burn

Playful Literacies in Estonia

Professor Andrew Burn gave a keynote talk at the 11th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) in Tallinn entitled “PLAYFUL LITERACIES: CHILDREN’S DESIGNS OF PLAY FROM PLAYGROUND TO VIDEOGAME”. The abstract can be found at the conference site. The talk presented work from a range of DARE projects on Play and games. The 11th conference of ARLE

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Beowulf at UCL Festival of Culture

Playing Beowulf – a workshop as part of the UCL Festival of Culture, run by Bruno de Paula, Abel Drew, Theo Bryer and Jane Coles, and organised by Vicky Symons. Saturday 10 June | 11:00 – 15:00 | Institute of Advanced Studies, Common Ground, Wilkins Building Free Event We’ve seen books and comics turned into films and plays, and vice

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Beowulf goes to Bergen

Workshop participants in Bergen, Norway, have made a Videogame of the story of Beowulf, led by DARE’s Andrew Burn and Bruno de Paula. The workshop was part of the DTAE (Digital Technology in Arts Education) at the University of Bergen. Workshop participants were arts educators, working with music, art, literature, and media education. Using the DARE software Missionmaker, developed by

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Dynamic Literacies go to Denmark

Playful Literacies and Dynamic literacies: Valuing third spaces and young people’s agency Talk by: Dr John Potter, UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education, University College London. This talk engaged with notions of play as a dynamic form of engagement with meaning making, ephemeral but important in the lives of children and young people, and throughout the lifecourse. It drew

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DARE goes to Counterplay 17, Denmark

Bruno de Paula and Andrew Burn of DARE visited the Counterplay festival in Aarhus, Denmark, to make Viking games with Danish primary school children from March 30-31, 2017. Dr Rikke Toft-Norgard, of the University of Aarhus, had recently made Viking-themed games with English children at London Southbank – so this was a kind of return visit. Our workshop was supported

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The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology and Education

The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education, co-edited by DARE member Evangelos Himonides, is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Rather than following a procedural how-to approach, this companion considers technology, musicianship, and pedagogy from a philosophical, theoretical, and empirically-driven perspective, offering an essential overview of

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Music, Technology & Education

The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume, co-edited by DARE member Dr Evangelos Himonides, draws together critical perspectives in three overarching areas in which technology is used to

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D4D project

Disability and Community: Dis/engagement, Dis/enfranchisement, Dis/parity and Dissent AKA the D4D Project D4D is an AHRC funded (2016-2020) Connected Communities programme research project exploring the evolving ways in which disabled people express, perform, experience and practice ‘community’. STOP PRESS Read interview with Professor Diane Carr on her work in the D4D project on disability and able bodies in games. https://disabilityarts.online/magazine/opinion/disability-assessment-and-able-bodies-in-games-and-science-fiction-researcher-diane-carr-on-her-d4d-project-playful-bodies-technology-and-community/ The

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Playtimes website relaunched

The Playtimes website, subtitled ‘A Century of Children’s Games and Rhymes’, has recently been relaunched by the British Library after an extensive redesign. The site is part of a wider Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project entitled ‘Children’s Games and Songs in the New Media Age’, led by DARE members from 2009-11, and involving Professor Andrew Burn and Dr

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