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Engaging Families in Creative Learning Experiences

Family Creative Learning is a series of family workshops that support intergenerational learning through the use of creative technologies like Scratch. The workshops are collaboratively designed with community centers that serve families with limited access to resources and social support computing. We designed the workshops to build on families' relationships and cultural backgrounds and to strengthen their social support and expertise around computing.

Through this project, we are exploring a variety of research questions that include the role that parents and family play in children's experiences with computing, how informal learning educators, or facilitators, support creative computing experiences, and how we can use documentation to make learning visible in these informal contexts.

In addition to designing and studying the program, we also develop resources for educators, such as the Family Creative Learning Facilitator Guide.