Home Grade LevelAll Grades The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

The neuroscience of play, games, and learning (and why Fortnite might not be so bad)

by Vicki Davis
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Dr Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge. Today he talks about the neuroscience of play, games, and learning in the classroom. (We also discuss a little about Fortnight.)

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Bio of Dr. Dave Neale as submitted


Dave Neale is a researcher in the psychology of play and learning at the Centre for Play, Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at The University of Cambridge https://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/pedal/
From 2017 to 2018 he worked in the USA in Roberta Golinkoff's Child's Play, Learning & Development Lab. His research focuses on how play helps child development and learning, and how it can be used as an educational tool.

He also acts as a consultant for people who want to understand the research evidence about play and learning, or want to apply that evidence in the development of policy, training or new products. He has given research advice or briefings to numerous organisations, including The LEGO Foundation, The U.K. Houses of Parliament, and The United States Military Operations Research Society.

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