Circuits, bags and agency: Conceptualizing children’s tinkering projects as mangles

Priyanka Parekh, Elisabeth Gee, Deena Gould

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This poster contributes to the understanding of making and tinkering as teaching and learning activities for children. We use the concept of mangle (Pickering, 1995) to describe and understand how children work with circuitry components to create projects that interest them in a shared space. Using qualitative methods, we analyze three projects created by three children as well as the process through which they were created and discuss how tinkering with familiar materials may contribute to learning while tinkering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages837-838
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467262
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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