October Expert Panel: Indigenous Ways of Learning

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Recorded: October 19th at 3:00pm EDT
Description: This month’s theme and expert panel webinar will highlight processes involved in Indigenous ways of learning — learning by collaboration, making a difference/giving back, intergenerational connection, responsibility, and respect. Three project teams that study learning and how to foster it in Indigenous communities will discuss what can be learned from Indigenous ways of learning, for Indigenous peoples and the world at large.





Barbara Rogoff

Barbara Rogoff is UCSC Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UCSanta Cruz. She investigates cultural aspects of children’s learning, especially Learning by Observing and Pitching In to family and community endeavors. She received awards for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions (Society for Research in Child Development), Distinguished Contributions to Developmental Science (Jean Piaget Society), and Outstanding Research (UCSC). She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education, and a Fellow of the AAA, APS, APA, and AERA. She has held the University of California Presidential Chair and Fellowships of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Kellogg Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and the Exploratorium, and served as Editor of Human Development. She is author of Learning Together: Children and Adults in a School Community; The Cultural Nature of Human Development; and Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town. See more.
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Zoe Higheagle Strong

Dr. Zoe Higheagle Strong (Nez Perce tribe), vice provost for Native American relations and programs/tribal liaison to the president and associate professor in Educational Psychology at Washington State University, oversees the Office of Tribal Relations, Native American student services, and the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration. As an indigenous scholar she remains active in applied research that examines social, emotional, and cultural factors that influence students’ identity, safety, belonging, and learning in educational environments. Her overall research goals are to 1) identify positive strategies to support students from Native American and ethnically diverse backgrounds who experience perceived threats (e.g., peer aggression/bullying, injustice, racism) and resource barriers in schools, and 2) utilize culturally sustaining/revitalizing approaches to support Native American education, aspirations, and preparation for college and/or a career.. See more.
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Tiffany Smith

Dr. Tiffany Smith (she/her/hers) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a descendent of the Muscogee Nation. She joined AISES in August 2021 as the director of research, where manages several grant-supported, research-related projects as well as conducts research focused on Indigenous students and professionals in STEM disciplines. Dr. Smith completed a BA in public relations and sociology, and an MEd and PhD in adult and higher education/student affairs, all from the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the Higher Education Administration graduate program at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. She has over 17 years’ experience in multiple aspects of student affairs, including career development, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, first-year experience and student engagement at both a public and private institution. See more.
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Jonee Wilson

Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at TERC. She researches the experiences in STEM education and careers of populations that live at the intersection of interlocking marginalities, with an emphasis on gender/sexual identity and race/ethnicity. She co-leads Native STEM Portraits, an NSF-funded longitudinal study of the experiences of Native students and professionals in STEM. See more.
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Andrew Dayton

Andrew Dayton is a Ph.D. candidate in Developmental Psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz. His research examines cultural differences in collaborative micro-behavior in everyday learning contexts, especially involving Indigenous and Indigenous heritage families. His work is focused on the analysis of naturalistic video data in terms of mutual engagement and interactional synchrony. He recently published “Collaboration at a microscale: Cultural differences in family interactions” with colleagues, as a target article in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
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