Taking Citizen Science to School (TCSS) is a network of design-centric research-practice partnerships (DC-RPP) intended to promote incorporation of citizen science into science classrooms. This study explores the nature of shared knowledge developed by participants as part of a workshop intended to increase cross-fertilization among participants. Interaction mechanisms included storytelling and abstraction of cross-project insights, using a tool designed to share design knowledge. Seventeen unique emergent design-principles were found to correspond with well-established STEM education design-principles, but also with new notions of learning through citizen science. This illustrates that the TCSS community is beginning to shift from functioning as a network of DC-RPPs into a learning multi-expertise community that seeks to steward the domain of knowledge on school-based citizen science.
|Title of host publication||14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings|
|Editors||Melissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn|
|Publisher||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Event||14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States|
Duration: 19 Jun 2020 → 23 Jun 2020
|Name||Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL|
|Conference||14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020|
|Period||19/06/20 → 23/06/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research work has been financed by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT-MCTES) through the project Early Metallurgy in the Portuguese Territory (PTDC/HIS-ARQ/110442/2008). S.S.G., E.F. and F.L. acknowledge the FCT grants, SFRH/BD/88002/2012, SFRH/BPD/73245/2010 and SFRH/BD/85329/2012, respectively. Authors are thankful to the Department of Conservation and Restoration (DCR/FCT/UNL) for the use of the micro-EDXRF spectrometer and to Dr. Joaquim Branco and Ana Parreira for electrochemical reaction technical support. The financial support of CENIMAT/I3N through the Strategic Project LA25/2013-2014 (PEst-C/CTM/LA0025/2013-2014) is also acknowledged.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction