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Designing For Interest: Heterogeneity as a Design Tool and a Catalyst in a Networked STEM Club


Abstract There has been growing interest among learning scientists in the design and study of out-of-school time (OST) learning environments to support equitable development of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) interests among youth from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields. Most of these design studies assumed the youth came to the learning environments without well-developed STEM interests. I challenged this assumption by enacting a social design participatory study to engage youth (aged 11 to 14), from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, as partners in designing an OST networked club to support the youth in growing their own STEM interests. Based on longitudinal ethnographic data, I report a three-year iter... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Gould, Deena Lee (Author) / Barab, Sasha (Advisor) / Gee, Elisabeth (Committee member) / Jimenez Silva, Margarita (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / heterogeneity / Informal STEM interest / Out-Of-School time learning / participatory design / STEM interest / youth agency
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 204 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Learning, Literacies and Technologies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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