Poster – Tinkering and Telling: Reminiscing about STEM Learning Experiences in a Children’s Museum

April 7th, 2018 | RESEARCH

This study was designed to examine narratives that families recorded shortly after visiting the Tinkering Lab at the Chicago Children’s Museum. We view this work as intersecting with the event memory literature concerning variations in parental reminiscing styles for talking about past events (Fivush, Haden, Reese, 2006). The study also connects with efforts to assess learning in museum settings (Haden, Cohen, Uttal, & Marcus, 2016).



Team Members

Lauren Pagano, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Danielle Nesi, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Destinee Johnson, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Diana Acosta, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Catherine Haden, Author, Loyola University Chicago
David Uttal, Author, Northwestern University
Perla Gamez, Author, Loyola University Chicago


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1516541
Funding Amount: $739,522

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1515771
Funding Amount: $387,628

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1515788
Funding Amount: $607,195

Related URLs

Collaborative Research: Advancing Early STEM Learning Opportunities Through Tinkering and Reflection


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science | Engineering | Technology
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Making and Tinkering Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | 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 are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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