Tinkering with music: Designing a maker curriculum for an after school youth club

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Abstract

In recent years, researchers have focused on the design and implementation of maker activities across formal and informal settings. As a result, the research community is gradually articulating the challenges and design considerations relating to these settings. These include: tools, facilitation, and curricular requirements. In this paper we present the design and implementation of Tinkering with Music, a 10-week youth club curriculum around popular music appreciation and instrument building with electronics. Reflecting on our design and implementation, we report on: (1) our curricular activities, (2) design challenges which we had to overcome throughout implementation, and (3) a failure to engender long term engagement with tools and practices from the curriculum.

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
Pages220-226
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

  • After school
  • Arduino
  • Curriculum design
  • Maker pedagogy
  • Making
  • Music

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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