Playlist: Critical STEM + C Futures: Re-Imagining Equity Paths for the Next Generation of Maker Teaching and Learning

This playlist is created for the November 2022 Theme of the Month.


Share your thoughts about this month's theme with the panelists and the community.
Public Discussion
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    Eli Tucker-Raymond

    November 28, 2022 | 03:43 p.m.

    Hi Everyone!

    Thanks for coming to the panel discussion! Join our network of critically minded and culturally relevant maker researchers and educators:


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    Justice Walker

    November 30, 2022 | 11:01 a.m.

    Thanks, Eli! I just perused the site and noticed a whole trove of related publications in the reference section, two that stood out to me included: 


    Barajas-López, F., & Bang, M. (2018) Indigenous Making and Sharing: Claywork in an Indigenous STEAM Program, Equity & Excellence in Education, 51:1, 7-20, DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2018.1437847

    Blikstein, P., & Worsley, M. A. B. (2016). Children Are Not Hackers: Building a Culture of Powerful Ideas, Deep Learning, and Equity in the Maker Movement. In K. Peppler, E. Halverson, & Y. B. Kafai (Eds.), Makeology (1st ed., Vol. 1). Routledge.

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    Justice Walker

    November 30, 2022 | 10:58 a.m.

    What a wonderful discussion—about Making and opportunities to lead with equity! While this isn't a new subject in Making, it is great to reinvigorate conversation.

    I wonder from folks interested keeping ideas going—where in the world have you seen great exemplars of making that forefronts equity. Post them here!

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    Monica Cardella

    December 8, 2022 | 01:29 p.m.

    Thank you Justice, Anja, Christopher, Eli and Yasmin for organizing the panel and sharing your work and your insights. 

    One of the things I think about in terms of making + equity is the ways that making/maker activities can be very empowering when the maker is able to choose their own project to work on, with their own goals in mind (in contrast to a lot of project work where a teacher or another educator is giving students a pre-defined problem to solve). However when I put on my educator hat, I also am interested in having learners think about other people (e.g. addressing other people's needs, or co-designing with others, or thinking about community needs) in the making/creating/design work they are doing. I am curious how you all think about this. Thanks!

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