I am a maker-educator and researcher. I started my journey in the area of recreational Science Education designing simple toys and activities that can be used to elicit scientific concepts. Later, I got interested in Makerspaces and worked closely with groups that are exploring challenges and possibilities to bring maker-focussed education to mainstream education.
However, little is known about the nature of learning in the context of tinkering from the cognitive science perspective as most of the current work in Makerspaces(MS) literature is descriptive. Currently, I am working in LSR group to deepen my understanding of the nature of Makerspaces(MS) practices from the Embodied Cognition perspective. I also enjoy being part of outreach endeavours in the area of science communication.
Embodied Cognition, DBR, Computational tinkering, Maker-Education, Science Communication
Sinha, R., Date, G., & Chandrasekharan, S. (2021). Embodied Learning in Makerspaces. Rodrigo, M. M. T. et al. (Eds.) (2021). Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computers in Education. Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 10.
Sinha, R. & Dhakulkar, A. (2021, June). Abstracts (with oral presentations) & Poster. Exploring Turtle Blocks in an online collaborative environment. Hmelo-Silver, C. E., De Wever, B., & Oshima, J. (Eds.). (2021). Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning - CSCL 2021. Bochum, Germany (Online Event): International Society of the Learning Sciences., 2. Link
Karnam, DP., Sinha, R., & Pardeshi, A. (2020, June). Abstracts (with oral presentations) & Poster. Figuring the 'making' with Indian teachers: Can we re-imagine STEM learning?.In Gresalfi M., & Horn, I. S. (Eds.). Proceedings of The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 4. (pp. 2339-2340), Nashville, Tennessee: (Online): International Society of the Learning Sciences.