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MUSEUM IN A BOX Object-oriented experience design for museums

“We want to bring museums and their expert knowledge directly into the classroom. Unique physical interactions and hands-on experience form the basis for novel curriculum grounded learning activities.”


“One of our design goals is to make Museum in a Box work without a screen, even though it’s built on a digital core. We’re interested in exploring the benefits of tangible interaction in the classroom, and how touching objects can help people develop a stronger connection to them.”

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Eiko Kadono awarded the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award

Eiko Kadono’s playful tales about a young witch and her furry companion have entertained generations of Japanese readers, and have now earned her one of the highest honours in children’s literature.
Last month the 83-year-old was awarded the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award, sometimes called the Little Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Does it matter if children’s books deliver inaccurate science?

“While scenes such as a talking whale in a kiddie pool are clearly fantastical, images that inaccurately reflect biological reality can lead to misinformation that lingers long past childhood.” (…)

“Because whales are a popular topic in kids’ books, Rice and other researchers have used their portrayal as a measuring stick for scientific accuracy. In a 2016 article called, tellingly, “Cetacean Frustration,” four British scientists surveyed picture books that feature whales and other cetaceans. Of 116 books, 74 had errors. The rate was higher in fiction, but almost half of the nonfiction books also contained errors.”

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