2022 Poster – Tinkering at Home: Creating Equitable Engineering and Spatial Learning Opportunities for Latine Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 17th, 2022 | RESEARCH

Hands-on tinkering experiences can help promote more equitable STEM learning opportunities for children from diverse backgrounds (Bevan, 2017; Vossoughi & Bevan, 2014). Latine heritage families naturally engage in and talk about engineering practices during and after tinkering in a children’s museum (Acosta & Haden, in press). We asked how the everyday practice of oral stories and storytelling could be leveraged during an athome tinkering activity to support children’s informal engineering and spatial learning.

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Diana Acosta, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Catherine Haden, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Kim Coin, Author, Chicago Children's Museum

Funders

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: 1906940

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

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

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Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media

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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.

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