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Mindful makers: Question prompts to help guide young peoples' critical technical practices in maker spaces in libraries, museums, and community-based youth organizations

Bowler, L and Champagne, R (2016) Mindful makers: Question prompts to help guide young peoples' critical technical practices in maker spaces in libraries, museums, and community-based youth organizations. Library and Information Science Research, 38 (2). 117 - 124. ISSN 0740-8188

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Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. This study examines question prompts as a means to scaffold reflection and reflexivity in the design, development, and use of technological artifacts in maker spaces for youth at public libraries, museums, and community-based organizations. Qualitative analysis is applied to data gathered in four focus groups with teens, three semi-structured interviews with adults who facilitate maker spaces, and six observation sessions. Outcomes include a rich description of critical thinking in the context of technology practice, and secondly, a set of eight activation questions that serve as a tool kit to encourage reflection and scaffold mindful and critical practices in community-based maker spaces for youth. Results from this study support the development of nstruments and practices to support mindful making and critical technical practice in maker spaces for youth.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bowler, Llbowler@pitt.eduLBOWLER
Champagne, Rrkc12@pitt.eduRKC12orcid.org/0000-0001-8892-7828
Date: 1 April 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Library and Information Science Research
Volume: 38
Number: 2
Page Range: 117 - 124
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.lisr.2016.04.006
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0740-8188
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 19:57
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 16:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/28192

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