The study of collaborative practices at interactive engineering challenge exhibits— background and methods (The C-PIECE Study)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Resource Type:
Report | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Families | Parents/Caregivers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Education and learning science | Engineering
Access and Inclusion: 
Hispanic/Latinx Communities
Women and Girls
English Language Learners
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

This paper provides detailed descriptions of the goals, theoretical perspectives, context, and methods used in A study of collaborative practices at interactive engineering challenge exhibits (the C-PIECE Study), the first of two studies in the Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT) research program. The C-PIECE Study supported foundational and exploratory lines of inquiry related to engineering practices used by families engaging with design challenge exhibits. This paper describes the study background and methods as an anchor to four other products that detail these four specific lines of inquiry and findings.

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Team Members

Todd ShagottTodd ShagottAuthor
Marcie BenneMarcie BenneCo-Principal Investigator
Carla HerranAuthor
Scott RandolAuthor
Nicole SurbaughNicole SurbaughAuthor

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