Storytelling for science learning: Developing an assessment framework to examine adolescents’ multimodal sci-fi narratives

Hua Ran, Ji Shen, Blaine Smith, Maria Kolovou, Changzhao Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Much research has examined the role of writing in science learning, but most of this work has focused on print-based expository writing. Much less work has explored multimodal narratives in science education. We designed a program that aims to engage adolescents in producing multimodal sci-fi narratives. In this study, we focused on analyzing the products students generated as a way to assess how students integrate science in their multimodal narratives. More specifically, we developed an assessment framework that includes two dimensions (science and integration). We applied this framework to assess the 35 products produced by 130 participants in 5 iterations of the program. The results show that about half of the products presented high quality in science integration. Multiple mechanisms were employed in these products to integrate science in their narratives. Instructional implications are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages817-818
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467262
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

Keywords

  • Assessing framework
  • Multimodality
  • Science fiction writing
  • Science integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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