iSearch

Where science is fun!

 

Information Search, Ecological and Active Learning Research with Children

at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development

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How do children 

ACTIVELY

explore and learn about the world around them

EFFECTIVE

How

ADAPTIVE

and

are their active learning strategies

Whom do children choose to 

LEARN HOW TO LEARN

from

How do children actively navigate the

DIGITAL WORLD

 

HERE IS OUR TEAM!

These are the members of our core team, but we are many more than that - as the group changes almost every month!

Amarena

Mauerpark 

How to cook Spargel!

Group Leader

Azzurra Ruggeri

Chocolate

First row on a double-decker bus

If Monty Hall shows you a goat, switch the door

Postdoctoral Fellow

Andreas Domberg

Butter Pecan

Volkspark Friedrichshain

Carrot tops, olive oil, vinegar and garlic make a delicious sauce

Postdoctoral Fellow - DAAD

Cansu Oranc

Pistachio

My balcony (only in summer)

The word "Kuddelmuddel"

Predoctoral Fellow

Angela Jones

Bignolata

Bahnhofstraße

The  German word for (steel) spring is the same they use for feather

Predoctoral Fellow

Costanza De Simone

Researcher

Björn Meder

Something fruity

Winter: Sauna; Summer: Beergarden 

Why the Mediterranean Sea doesn't overflow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Anselm Rothe

Tiramisu

Tempelhofer Feld

A human accumulates about 1 billion bits of information in a lifetime

Predoctoral Fellow

Nora Swaboda

Matcha, Mango, Chocolate

Tempelhofer Feld

You can't turn back time and that's ok

Research Coordinator

Damaris Rothe

Straciatella

Grunewald

How to train a dog and not get bitten

GAME OF THE MONTH

Hey Alexa

Are you curious about how children interact with voice assistants,

and whether they think they are smart, knowledgeable, capable of emotions? We are!

 

We ask you to record a conversation of your child (who is between 3 and 12 years of age) with a voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri or Google Home. It doesn’t matter if you or your child have not used one before, we will give you some suggestions. You will be able to upload the audio file on the form, and we will ask you a few questions about your family's technology use.

All kids age 3 to 12 can participate:

https://bit.ly/hialexa

You might win a 25 Euros voucher!

 

COME PLAY WITH US!

Check the calendar below to see

when and where you can find us.

Please note that all games are played in German unless otherwise noted.

 

LITTLE SCIENTISTS WANTED!

Do you want to participate? Sign up here!

By submitting your information, you agree to our privacy policy

If you are interested in working, collaborating or chatting with us,

write us an email at isearch(at)mpib-berlin.mpg.de

OUR PARTNERS!

You can find more information about our partners by clicking on the logos below.

(C) Museum für Naturkunde
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(C) Labyrinth Kindermuseum
(C) FEZ
(C) Berlin International School

CHECK OUT OUR BLOG

The iSearch lab has a Blog on Medium, where we present our work and discuss the most interesting news in developmental, cognitive and educational psychology!

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NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

news

You can find us at the Zoo Berlin now!

In July we started working with the Zoo Berlin and you will be able to find us and our games there every week! Check out the calendar for details around times and locations.

paper

New preprint by Costanza De Simone and Azzurra Ruggeri

De Simone, C., & Ruggeri, A. (2020, April 8). What is a good question asker better at? From unsystematic generalization to overgeneralization to adult-like selectivity across childhood. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/6jupw

press

Alverde Magazine

Azzurra Ruggeri is getting featured in the Alverde Magazine in a special issue in July - details to come soon!