RESOURCES

The following recourses are produced by TINKERING EU:

THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK

“Tinkering and Science Capital: Ideas and Perspectives” is the first resource of the project. It provides a theoretical rationale for understanding the relationship between Tinkering as a pedagogical approach, students’ individual science capital and inclusive STEM teaching approaches.
This first version accompanies the work of the partners in collaboration with the schools in the coming two years. It serves as the basis for the preparation of the training with teachers and of the activities with the students, and for the design of the reflection tool that will help understand better the ways in which Tinkering can help a more inclusive science teaching and learning.

TINKERING ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS

A range of Tinkering activities are used by the project group with schools from disadvantaged communities aiming to promote a more inclusive science teaching and learning. The activities proposed here are currently tested by the teachers at the partner museums. Once finalized they will then be delivered at large scale during the multiplier events.
“Bringing Tinkering to School: Ideas for Activities” is the resource that contains the activities, selected among the ones designed the first European project dedicated to Tinkering and the ones designed by the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium of San Francisco. In addition, the resource also analyses the activities in the context of Science Capital.

Below you find translations of the initial more theoretical part of the resource in the partner languages.

OBSERVATION AND REFLECTION TOOLS

Engaging with Tinkering is a highly stimulating and complex experience and invites rich reflections from museum practitioners and teachers. An Observation and Reflection Tool is designed to help museums and schools get more deeply into the relationship between Tinkering and Science Capital and become more aware about potential change of practice. It is currently tested by partner and schools and once ready will become available on this page.

OTHER RESOURCES

‘Tinkering EU’ draws on the work done by the first Erasmus+ project ‘Tinkering: Contemporary Education for the Innovators of Tomorrow’ and in particular:

  • The Practitioner Guide for Developing and Implementing Tinkering Activities
    This document was created to provide an overview of Tinkering (its key features, benefits and applications) and as well as guidance for science education professionals who want to explore Tinkering in their practice.
    DOWNLOAD (.pdf | 12 mB)
  • The Professional Development Guidelines
    Tinkering EU focused on facilitation, that is,the attitude and strategies to employ while working in Tinkering activities with learners. This guide aspires to contribute to the professional development of facilitators aiming to ensure integrity and quality in the implementation of Tinkering in museums.
    DOWNLOAD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES (.pdf | 1,3 mB) DOWNLOAD REFLECTION TOOL (.pdf | 665 kB)