2023 Poster – Linkages between children’s story and STEM engagement during tinkering

March 25th, 2023 | RESEARCH

In this project, we asked whether storytelling during tinkering might support children’s engagement in STEM and how that may differ across boys and girls. According to Bruner (1996), stories can help children to organize experiences by adding coherence, increasing understanding, and facilitating learning. We observed associations between story and STEM in two contexts: home and museum exhibit.

Document

SRCD_poster_story.pdf

https://www.luc.edu/media/lucedu/childrensmemory/pdfs/SRCD_poster_story.pdf

Team Members

Bianca Aldrich, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Grace Ocular, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Catherine Haden, Author, Loyola University Chicago

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: 1906806

Related URLs

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

Tags

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 | Making and Tinkering Programs | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Public Programs

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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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