From Material Objects to Social Objects

Researching the Material-Dialogic Spaces of Joint Attention in a School-based Makerspace

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the material-discursive spaces of joint attention between students and their teachers in a school-based makerspace. Drawing on sociocultural theorizing, Bakhtinian inspired notion of the “dialogic space”, and material-discursive ontoepistemology, we introduce the concept of social object to explain how material objects can turn into joint attention and meaning-making in ongoing interaction. Video recordings (75 hours) of 94 students’ aged 9 to 12 years old and their teachers’ interactions in the makerspace were analyzed. The study shows how the material objects of the makerspace were enacted into social objects via joint attention about the objects, around the objects and with the objects. The study demonstrates the need to rethink the meaning and role of material objects in novel educational makerspaces for establishing and negotiating joint attention, mediating learning opportunities and tensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Wide Lens : Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning In Collaborative Settings,13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1
EditorsKristine Lund, Gerald Niccolai, Elise Lavoué, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Gahgene Gweo, Michael Baker
Number of pages8
Volume1
Place of PublicationLyon
PublisherISLS International Society of the Learning Sciences
Publication date21 Jun 2019
Pages352-359
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7324672-3-1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Lyon, France
Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
http://cscl2019.com/

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning
ISSN (Electronic)1573-4552

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

Cite this

Kumpulainen, K., & Kajamaa, A. (2019). From Material Objects to Social Objects: Researching the Material-Dialogic Spaces of Joint Attention in a School-based Makerspace. In K. Lund, G. Niccolai, E. Lavoué, C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweo, & M. Baker (Eds.), A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning In Collaborative Settings,13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1 (Vol. 1, pp. 352-359). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning). Lyon: ISLS International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Kumpulainen, Kristiina ; Kajamaa, Anu. / From Material Objects to Social Objects : Researching the Material-Dialogic Spaces of Joint Attention in a School-based Makerspace. A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning In Collaborative Settings,13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1. editor / Kristine Lund ; Gerald Niccolai ; Elise Lavoué ; Cindy Hmelo-Silver ; Gahgene Gweo ; Michael Baker. Vol. 1 Lyon : ISLS International Society of the Learning Sciences, 2019. pp. 352-359 (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning).
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Kumpulainen, K & Kajamaa, A 2019, From Material Objects to Social Objects: Researching the Material-Dialogic Spaces of Joint Attention in a School-based Makerspace. in K Lund, G Niccolai, E Lavoué, C Hmelo-Silver, G Gweo & M Baker (eds), A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning In Collaborative Settings,13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1. vol. 1, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, ISLS International Society of the Learning Sciences, Lyon, pp. 352-359, Lyon, France, 17/06/2019.

From Material Objects to Social Objects : Researching the Material-Dialogic Spaces of Joint Attention in a School-based Makerspace. / Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Kajamaa, Anu.

A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning In Collaborative Settings,13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1. ed. / Kristine Lund; Gerald Niccolai; Elise Lavoué; Cindy Hmelo-Silver; Gahgene Gweo; Michael Baker. Vol. 1 Lyon : ISLS International Society of the Learning Sciences, 2019. p. 352-359 (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning).

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Kumpulainen K, Kajamaa A. From Material Objects to Social Objects: Researching the Material-Dialogic Spaces of Joint Attention in a School-based Makerspace. In Lund K, Niccolai G, Lavoué E, Hmelo-Silver C, Gweo G, Baker M, editors, A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning In Collaborative Settings,13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2019, Volume 1. Vol. 1. Lyon: ISLS International Society of the Learning Sciences. 2019. p. 352-359. (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning).