The Family Creative Learning team at the University of Colorado Boulder conducts research to study the community of learning that emerges among families, facilitators, and staff at the community-based organizations — and what structures supports this community of learning. This research enables the team to continually improve the Family Creative Learning model and to share best practices and insights with other informal learning organizations and researchers interested in supporting families and facilitators.
Below is a list of published articles and upcoming work. The research, design, and development of Family Creative Learning has been supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-96-17-0176-17) and the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Community Engagement.
Roque, R. (2019, In Press) Constructionist experiences for family learning. In Berland, M., Holbert, N., & Kafai, Y. (Eds.) Constructionism in context. Cambridge, MA. MIT Press.
Roque, R. and Jain, R. (2018). Becoming facilitators of creative computing in out-of-school settings. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. London.
Roque, R. (2016) Family Creative Learning: Designing structures to engage kids and parents as computational creators. (Doctoral Thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Roque, R., Lin, K., Liuzzi, R. (2016). "I'm not just a mom": Parents developing multiple roles in creative computing. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Singapore.
Roque, R. (2016). Family Creative Learning. In Peppler, K., Kafai, Y., & Halverson, E. (Eds.) Makeology in K-12, Higher, and Informal Education. New York, NY: Routeledge.