Integrating narrative into the design of preschool science programs

Julia Plummer, Kyungjin Cho

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Abstract

We investigated how narratives from science storybooks can become tools to structure and problematize science phenomena for preschool-age children during museum programs. Analysis of video from four programs with preschool-aged audiences suggests the story-driven investigations provided opportunities for preschool-children to co-construct evidence-based explanations with educators through the mediation of elements which arose from the narrative-infused design. We present the relative affordances of salient mediating processes influenced by the storybooks’ narratives, including the structure of the investigations, discourse, gesture use, and generation of 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)
Pages1585-1588
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467279
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
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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