Moving Beyond Boundaries
DESIGNING NARRATIVE LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Once Upon a Time
FOSTERING CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT OF MULTILITERACIES, COLLABORATION SKILLS, AND INTERCULTURALITY
Mobeybou is a research project that investigates the learning and socializing potential of digital manipulatives among young children. It aims at promoting the development of cognitive, social and language skills, within a multicultural framework.
OUT is a research project that investigates how the Mobeybou materials can promote the development of multiliteracies, collaboration skills, and intercultural sensitivity in Early Childhood, and how teachers/educators can support children in this learning.
What we do
Children use the Mobeybou tools, i.e., a digital manipulative, and a storyMaker as authoring tools to create their own personal narratives. A set of story apps inform the children about the various cultures.
School Visits and Workshops
The Mobeybou tools are being used in primary schools. Find more about these field studies in the blog page.
New Evaluation Tool
Current Master Students
FORMER MASTER STUDENTS
These are the projects that paved the way to the creation of Mobeybou.
TOK – Touch, Organize, Create – is a platform consisting of an electronic surface that connects to a computer or tablet and identifies TOK blocks placed on it.
t-words is an interface for children to playfully explore sounds, words and sentences, while developing preliterate skills.
t-books consists of an electronic board, a book with slots and a set of picture cards that children place on the book to interact and explore the narrative.
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OUTOnce Upon a Time: a Kit of Tools for Fostering Children’s Development of Multiliteracies, Collaboration Skills, and Intercultural Sensitivity PTDC/CED-EDG/0736/2021 || Period 02-01-2022 to 01-01-2025 – Financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and technology (FCT)
MOBEYBOU Moving Beyond Boundaries – Designing Narrative Learning in the Digital Era |POCI/01/0145/FEDER/032580|| Period 01-05-2018 to 30-04-2022 – Financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalization (POCI) – COMPETE 2020, under Portugal 2020, and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)