The Kinder-Oxford symposium programme sets a forward-looking agenda for children’s education and entertainment, underpinned by research on vocabulary development and parental engagement with children’s digital, educational entertainment.
A newly awarded grant from Kinder (Ferrero International) will facilitate research around the educational content of Kinder’s Magic Kinder App – a fun and kid-friendly space that brings families together with a wide variety of entertainment and educational content.
Professor Arthur Graessor (Professor of Psychology and Intelligent systems, University of Memphis) will deliver a keynote address on ‘Conversational agents will guide learning for all ages’; an introduction to the Kinder-Oxford research programme will be given by Professor Victoria Murphy (Deputy Director, Department of Education). The planned research into parental engagement and children’s vocabulary development, using the Magic Kinder App, will be presented by departmental researchers, Fiona Jelley and Sophie Turnbull. The event will conclude with networking over wine and nibbles.