Making Puppet Circuits

Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Theater Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Computing and information science
Organization:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Description: 

The Prototyping Puppets project presents a craft-based prototyping project for STEM education of early middle school level students in informal learning. The project combines crafting and performing of hybrid puppets. It was pilot tested in two expert workshops (n=6 and n=10), which focused on crafting practices and materials and two student workshops (n=8 and n=9), which included performance elements. The resulting data back the main design concept to combine craft and performance in a STEM-focused maker project. They suggest particular focus on key elements of our educational scaffolding that focus on material performance in combination with crafting. We close with an outlook toward emerging changes as references for related work.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1612686
Publication Name: 
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation (DLI 2018) (Oct 24-26, 2018 Braga, Portugal)
Page Number: 
418-428
Document:

Team Members

Michael NitscheMichael NitschePrincipal Investigator
Crystal EngCrystal EngProject Staff

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