Exploratory Learning 2.1
2. Exploratory learning is known to be a developmentally appropriate practice in early education. During exploration and learning activities with manipulatives children acquire knowledge in the developmental approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The developmental value of concrete objects …show more content…
The participant’s behavior was measured through a video coding system. The coding included both an event coding approach, in which behaviors were recorded as they happened and a global coding approach, in which coders provided an overall rating of the behaviors on a 5-point Likert scale. When the children began talking about, engaging with, and /or exploring each artifact was recorded. Duration of the engagement of intended or unintended use with each artifact was recorded. Intended usage includes when the artifact was used for the intended function. Unintended usage includes when the artifact was used in a novel way. Artifacts included items, such as; a camera, blood pressure cuff, and a balance.
7. Interaction time for each artifact was greater in the tangible object condition than in either the book or sketch condition. A consistent pattern of interest level was not displayed among the different