Students' multimodal knowledge practices in a makerspace learning environment

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dc.contributor.author Kajamaa, Anu
dc.contributor.author Kumpulainen, Kristiina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-29T05:40:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-29T05:40:03Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.identifier.citation Kajamaa , A & Kumpulainen , K 2020 , ' Students' multimodal knowledge practices in a makerspace learning environment ' , International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning , vol. 15 , no. 4 , pp. 411-444 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-020-09337-z
dc.identifier.other PURE: 159415608
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: e4499060-2288-4277-86b5-2d9ed3a0a93b
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000604152300001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-6397-545X/work/87781774
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-0721-0348/work/87784733
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/325424
dc.description.abstract In this study, we aim to widen the understanding of how students' collaborative knowledge practices are mediated multimodally in a school's makerspace learning environment. Taking a sociocultural stance, we analyzed students' knowledge practices while carrying out STEAM learning challenges in small groups in the FUSE Studio, an elementary school's makerspace. Our findings show how discourse, digital and other "hands on" materials, embodied actions, such as gestures and postures, and the physical space with its arrangements mediated the students' knowledge practices. Our analysis of these mediational means led us to identifying four types of multimodal knowledge practice, namely orienting, interpreting, concretizing, and expanding knowledge, which guided and facilitated the students' creation of shared epistemic objects, artifacts, and their collective learning. However, due to the multimodal nature of knowledge practices, carrying out learning challenges in a makerspace can be challenging for students. To enhance the educational potential of makerspaces in supporting students' knowledge creation and learning, further attention needs to be directed to the development of new pedagogical solutions, to better facilitate multimodal knowledge practices and their collective management. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Knowledge practices
dc.subject Mediation
dc.subject Multimodal
dc.subject Makerspace
dc.subject Learning environment
dc.subject COLLABORATION SCRIPTS
dc.subject DRIVEN INQUIRY
dc.subject CONSTRUCTION
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject DYNAMICS
dc.subject ARGUMENT
dc.subject DESIGNS
dc.subject AGENCY
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.title Students' multimodal knowledge practices in a makerspace learning environment en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.contributor.organization Learning, Culture & Interventions (LECI)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-020-09337-z
dc.relation.issn 1556-1607
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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