2022 Poster: The Effect of Building Materials on Families’ Spatial Conversations During a Playful Construction Activity

June 8th, 2022 | RESEARCH

Children’s and parents’ spatial language use (e.g., talk about shapes, sizes and locations) supports children’s spatial skill development. Families use spatial language during playful construction activities. Spatial language use varies with construction activity design characteristics, such as the activity’s play goals. What is the connection between the building materials used and the spatial conversations families have during a construction activity?

Document

MPA_TALES_Spatial_Conversations.pdf

Team Members

Evan Vlahandreas, Author, Northwestern University
Claire Mason, Author
Naomi Polinsky, Author
David Uttal, Author
Catherine Haden, Author, Loyola University Chicago

Funders

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1906940

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1906839

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1906808

Related URLs

Collaborative Research: Making Space for Story-Based Tinkering to Scaffold Early Informal Engineering Learning

Tags

Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Making and Tinkering Programs | Public Programs

Linkedin   Youtube   Facebook   Instagram
Search: repository | repository and website pages | website pages
NSF logo

This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within InformalScience.org are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

NSF AISL Project Meetings

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact Us