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dc.contributorCotter, Donnie
dc.contributorGrillo, Amy
dc.contributorMarkley, Michelle
dc.contributorDeFrancis, Greg
dc.contributor.advisorCotter, Donnie
dc.contributor.advisorGrillo, Amy
dc.contributor.advisorPackard, Becky
dc.contributor.authorTeenyanoff, Lila
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-02T14:42:16Z
dc.date.available2018-07-02T14:42:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/4662
dc.description.abstractA makerspace is a setting for informal and experiential STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) learning experiences. Work within the makerspace values the process of tinkering for exploration of ideas and materials over the project that may be created. The guiding question for this research is: How do we create accessible, inclusive, and equitable STEAM learning experiences for students in informal learning settings? “Soaring Socks: a Catapult Tinkering Challenge Exhibit” examines issues pertaining to accessibility and inclusion within tinkering and makerspaces. Participants use tools to design, build, test and iterate their catapult with an objective of launching a sock into a laundry basket. Students gain knowledge of the engineering design process, Newton’s laws of motion and the ability to work with data science. After evaluating the activity, recommendations include utilizing process-oriented questions for facilitating tinkering with students, expanding community access to tinkering through mobile activities, and providing multigenerational learning opportunities. Educators must recognize students’ cultural and other identities when designing and facilitating activities. Access and inclusion to tinkering are pathways toward equity in learning.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCritical Social Thoughten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectTinkeringen_US
dc.subjectMakerspaceen_US
dc.subjectEngineeringen_US
dc.subjectInformal Learningen_US
dc.subjectSTEMen_US
dc.subjectSTEM-rich Tinkeringen_US
dc.subjectSTEAMen_US
dc.subjectUniversal Designen_US
dc.subjectUniversal Design for Learningen_US
dc.subjectUniversal Design for Instructionen_US
dc.subjectThird Spaceen_US
dc.subjectAccessen_US
dc.subjectInclusionen_US
dc.subjectEquityen_US
dc.subjectFacilitationen_US
dc.subjectProcess-Oriented Questionsen_US
dc.subjectVisual Thinking Strategiesen_US
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectSelf-directed learningen_US
dc.titleTinkering Together: Creating Accessible, Inclusive and Equitable Approaches to Tinkering Education at Makerspacesen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.gradyear2018en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke College
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
dc.rights.restrictedrestricteden_US


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