MEDLEE research project GRADIENT. This is a partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota

Research Questions

  1. What are the different ways that adults interact with their children while engaging in informal engineering learning experiences?
  2. What gender differences exist in the way adult females and males interact with their female children during these experiences?
  3. How are gender differences affected when learning environments are infused with connections to personal and societal issues (context)?

Activity and Sample
Three different informal engineering learning environments
Parents with children aged 3-11
Parents and children engage in the engineering design process and use engineering vocabulary

Frameworks and Instruments
Islands of Expertise framework,  Adult-Child Interaction Inventory, Selinda Model of Visitor Research

Monica Cardella & Brianna Dorie

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