Research Clinic organized by the LECI research community and the Maker@STEAM research community on Friday 9th of October at 9-11 AM

Join us Research Clinic jointly organized by the Learning, Culture and Interventions (LECI) research community and the Maker@STEAM research community on Friday 9th of October at 9-11 AM

Dear colleagues,

A warm welcome to a Research Clinic jointly organized by the Learning, Culture and Interventions (LECI) research community and the Maker@STEAM research community on Friday 9th of October at 9-11 AM, at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. This seminar aims to support researchers in successfully responding to demanding revise and resubmit requests from highly ranked international journals. By sharing experiences of the revise and resubmission processes, we especially hope to support early career researchers. In the seminar, we will first provide an example of an article written by Sini Riikonen, Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen and Kai Hakkarainen, recently published in the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (see the reference and the abstract here below). We will then move into presenting a manuscript in progress, written by Anu Kajamaa and Kristiina Kumpulainen, which recently received reviews.

The seminar will be held via zoom at:

This event is open for all faculty members. For doctoral students to note, the seminar is part of the SEDUCE doctoral courses (SED-916) and you’ll gain study credits by attending. 

Riikonen, S., Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, P., & Hakkarainen, K. (2020). Bringing maker practices to school: tracing discursive and materially mediated aspects of student teams’ collaborative making processes. Intern. J. Comput.-Support. Collab. Learn.

Abstract: The present investigation aimed to analyze the collaborative making processes and ways of organizing collaboration processes of five student teams. As a part of regular school work, the seventh-grade students were engaged in the use of traditional and digital fabrication technologies for inventing, designing, and making artefacts. To analyze complex, longitudinal collaborative making processes, we developed the visual Making-Process-Rug video analysis method, which enabled tracing intertwined with social-discursive and materially mediated making processes and zoomed in on the teams’ efforts to organize their collaborative processes. The results indicated that four of the five teams were able to take on multifaceted epistemic and fabrication-related challenges and come up with novel co-inventions. The successful teams’ social-discursive and embodied making actions supported each other. These teams dealt with the complexity of invention challenges by spending a great deal of their time in model making and digital experimentation, and their making process progressed iteratively. The development of adequate co-invention and well-organized collaboration processes appeared to be anchored in the team’s shared epistemic object.

Everyone interested is very welcome to join the Research Clinic!

Kind regards,

Anu, Kristiina, Sini, Pirita & Kai