A Learning Assessment on Knitting and Coding Concepts

Session Description
This project was designed to explore learners’ motivation to learn more about computer programming through fiber arts. By combining two areas of interest, students had an opportunity for an authentic learning experience and exposure to 21st century skills through inquiry. Computer programming can seem like a daunting task for students in high school, but through motivation and interest it can encourage students to learn beyond their misconceptions about technology. The purpose of this learning assessment project was to design and evaluate a STEAM based module to provide a motivational introduction to coding through knitting for private high school students in Hawai‘i. An online module was created to assist in the face to face connection in the course. This project explored how fiber arts and technology was combined to enhance student motivation in learning computer programming skills such as coding to high school students. Preliminary results will be shared in this presentation.
Marcie Moura
Marcie Moura, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, HI
Marcie Moura is a second year LTEC master’s student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. For the past five years she has been teaching digital art at a private school in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. In her spare time she enjoys knitting and teaching others how to knit.
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