MSCA PF Fellow: Andrea Franceschini

PDFProject:  EduGames - Play to learn: ludic video games and interactive experiences to improve critical and computational thinking skills

Andrea Franceschini


MSCA Fellow: Andrea Franceschini

UNIPD Supervisor: Antonio Rodà

Department: Information Engineering

Total Contribution: Euro 188.590,08

Project Duration in months: 24

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Andrea Franceschini is a computer scientist interested in all kinds of arts, digital arts, and interactive technologies, especially when applied to education. Andrea studied Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Padua (Italy) and worked on his Master's dissertation on the Reactable at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He then obtained his PhD from The Open University (UK) working on large interactive tabletops for music education, and has since worked at the University of Cambridge (UK) on the technical and research side of the Isaac Physics and Isaac Computer Science platforms, delivering free, online problem-solving exercises with auto-marking and custom feedback to GCSE (aged 13-16), A-level (aged 16-18), and first-year university students studying STEM subjects in the UK, as well as to anybody else around the World.

His MSCA-PF EduGames project focuses on the role of primarily ludic video games and interactive experiences as a way to convey and improve skills from the Critical and Computational Thinking skill-sets, in order to improve the player's ability to process and navigate the incredible amount of information we are bombarded with every day.