2021 Poster - Research in Service to Practice: Equitably Consequential Making among Youth from Historically Marginalized Communities

Date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Black/African American Communities
Immigrant Communities
Low Socioeconomic Status
Organization:
University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Description: 

In Research + Practice Partnerships with 4 makerspaces in 2 cities, we pursue equity-oriented STEM-rich making with youth from historically underrepresented backgrounds, particularly BIPOC youth and youth in refugee & low-income communities, towards developing:

  • a theory-based and data-driven framework for equitably consequential making
  • a set of individual-level and program-level cases with exemplars of equitably consequential making (and the associated challenges) that can be used by researchers and practitioners for guiding the field
  • an initial set of guiding principles (with indicators) for equitably consequential making in practice.

We seek to build capacity among STEM-oriented maker practitioners, researchers and youth to expand prevailing norms of making towards more transformative outcomes for youth.

This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
2021587

Team Members

Edna TanEdna TanContributor
Day GreenbergContributor
Melissa PerezMelissa PerezContributor
Aerin BenavidesAerin BenavidesContributor
Ti’Era WorsleyTi’Era WorsleyContributor

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