Families’ imaginations in a meteorology workshop: Imagining weather through prototyping a weather station

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Abstract

The paper presents a qualitative case study of families’ imagination practices around weather in two informal learning settings. The study investigates families’ imagined weather phenomena and meteorological practices as they created weather stations using the prototyping tool littleBits. The work is grounded in cultural-historical theory related to artifacts, imagination, and science representations. Participants include 7 families from two weather workshops, and data comprise families’ video and audio recordings. The findings show that prototyping artifacts — the technological tools — materially and culturally mediated how families imagined and represented science phenomena and practices. The study contributes to understanding the role of imagination in children and families’ science learning and science representations.

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)
Pages146-153
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467255
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
Volume1
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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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