Exploring parent use of early STEM media to inform design for children

Brianna Hightower, Kelly Sheehan, Alexis Lauricella, Ellen Ann Wartella

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Abstract

This paper explores how parents identify and use science and math media to engage their preschool children in informal science and math learning. Through an interview study, we examine parental beliefs about media's role in their preschool-aged children's science and math learning. We report how parents approach finding and incorporating different forms of media into their child's informal learning and conclude with a discussion of design implications for creating educational media for preschool-aged children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages102-108
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2019
Event18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 - Boise, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2019Jun 15 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBoise
Period6/12/196/15/19

Keywords

  • Design
  • Early childhood
  • Education
  • Mathematics
  • Parents
  • Preschool
  • Science
  • YouTube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Cite this

Hightower, B., Sheehan, K., Lauricella, A., & Wartella, E. A. (2019). Exploring parent use of early STEM media to inform design for children. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 (pp. 102-108). (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3323124