Capturing personal and social science: Technology for integrating the building blocks of disposition

Tamara Clegg, Elizabeth Bonsignore, June Ahn, Jason Yip, Daniel Pauw, Michael Gubbels, Becky Lewittes, Emily Rhodes

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The development of a scientific disposition opens opportunities for youth to see science as relevant in their daily lives. Four building blocks promote disposition development: gaining competence, sparking curiosity, belonging and contributing to one's communities, and bridging personal connections. In this paper, we explore the role technology played in supporting unified disposition development by detailing the experiences of two focal learners. We found that technology can act as a boundary object that supports connections across the building blocks in integrated ways, and we include challenges and implications for design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-462
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Issue numberJanuary
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Learning and Becoming in Practice, ICLS 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 27 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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