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

Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Engineering
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Hispanic/Latinx Communities
English Language Learners
Organization:
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Children's Museum
Description: 

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.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906839
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906940
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906808
Document:

Team Members

Diana AcostaDiana AcostaAuthor
Kim CoinKim CoinAuthor

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