Discussion prompts to support family engagement in science: Talking about Astroengineering in library-based making programs

Heather Zimmerman, Zachary A. McKinley, Soo Hyeon Kim, Katharine E. Grills

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Abstract

Situated within a three-year design-based research project, this case study investigates how families learned about astroengineering. Eleven families (11 adults, 12 children) engaged in activities related to making a lunar rover in four library programs. To support their engagement in design tasks and engineering thinking, think-pair-share discussion prompts were employed between two-and four-times during workshops. Analyses of the implementation of the prompts by the astronomer leading the program and the family talk that resulted from the prompts found that parents were integral to supporting participation in the engineering activities. Youths often did not answer the astronomer's questions directly, instead, the parents re-voiced the prompts prior to the youths' engagement. The family prompts supported reUlecting upon prior experiences, deUining the design problem, and maintaining the activity Ulow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages94-101
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2019
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2019Jun 15 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBoise
Period6/12/196/15/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Cite this

Zimmerman, H., McKinley, Z. A., Kim, S. H., & Grills, K. E. (2019). Discussion prompts to support family engagement in science: Talking about Astroengineering in library-based making programs. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 (pp. 94-101). (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3323122