We’ve been carrying out an exciting piece of research looking into the many ways hands-on learning activities with physical objects – or physical manipulatives – can encourage children’s active engagement in everyday learning.
A team of us in the PEDAL Centre have been working with the LEGO Foundation to conduct something called a scoping review. To do this, we reviewed the literature that’s already looking into this topic to map the landscape of this important area of research.
You can find out more about what we found in the resources below.
Summary of report
Our 5-page summary offers an overview of our approach to the research, highlights the findings of some key studies, and outlines our take-home messages and recommendations.