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Gertrud Lynge Esbensen

Anthropologist, PhD, Postdoc

Gertrud Lynge Esbensen
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I am working on a Danish project called 'Natural Technology' with my colleague Senior Doctorate & Associate Professor Theresa Schilhab. We investigate how technology, games and social media impact on children and youths’ perceptions of the natural world.

Through anthropological and cognitive studies, we document how children and youths use technology in their outdoor activities as well as how adults working with children and youths introduce  technologies in outdoor activities. We will document how often and how long children are outside, which activities they engage in, their perceptions of nature, their motivation and preferences, and we will identify how technology can be used to encourage more children and youths to get outside and enjoy nature.

The overall goal is to motivate more children and youths to get more into nature.

 The project is affiliated with a new Danish Center for Children and Nature and it is supported by the Nordea-Fonden with DDK 6.4 mill. Natural Technology runs from 2018 to 2022.

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