Scaffolding the Scaffolding: Supporting children's social-emotional learning at home

Petr Slovák, Kael Rowan, Chris Frauenberger, Ran Gilad-Bachrach, Mia Doces, Brian Smith, Rachel Kamb, Geraldine Fitzpatrick

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Abstract

The development of strong social and emotional skills is central to personal wellbeing. Increasingly, these skills are being taught in schools through well researched curricula. Such social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula are most effective if reinforced by parents, thus transferring the skills into everyday contexts. Traditional SEL programs have however had limited success in engaging parents, and we argue that technology might be able to help bridge this school-home divide. Through interviews with SEL experts we identified central design considerations for technology and SEL content: The reliance on experiential learning and the need to scaffold the parents in scaffolding the interaction for their children. This informed the design of a technology probe comprising a magnet card and online SEL activities, deployed in a school and via Mturk. The results provide a nuanced understanding of how technology-based interventions could bridge the schoolhome gap in real-world settings and support at-home reinforcement of children's social-emotional skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1751-1765
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335928
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 20162 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Volume27

Conference

Conference19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period27/02/162/03/16

Keywords

  • Children
  • Education
  • Home
  • SEL
  • Social-emotional skills

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