Move2Learn (M2L) is an international research-practitioner collaborative project, investigating how interactive museum exhibits can help young children aged 3-6 years express, communicate, and develop their scientific thinking. Our project looks at what types of actions are meaningful for developing science ideas, and ways we can encourage these actions through both the design of interactive exhibits as well as through facilitation that affirms and supports family interactions that in turn can impact opportunities for all children.

Program Objectives

Major goals of the project include:

  • Developing a new practitioner/researcher interaction model to strengthen collaborations among informal learning practitioners and learning science researchers
  • Understanding the role of embodied interaction in young children’s learning about science
  • Informing the intentional design of science exhibits and body-based communication

The project is supported under a collaborative agreement between the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the U.S., and the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK, via NSF Grant 1646940 and Wellcome Trust Grant 206205/Z/17/Z.

Program Team

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Dr. Judy Brown

Senior Vice President Education, Emerita 

Cheryl Juárez

Sr. Director, Professional Development 

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