Enabling and understanding embodied stem learning

Caro Williams-Pierce, Candace Walkington, David Landy, Robb Lindgren, Sharona T. Levy, Mitchell J. Nathan, Dor Abrahamson

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Abstract

Theories of embodiment offer challenges to educational research and practice in ways that could potentially both reveal and support processes of teaching and learning in populations otherwise underserved. In particular, we focus on the 2017 conference theme Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL by sharing with the CSCL community our varied approaches for designing learning contexts that provide diverse students movement-based experiential entry points to STEM content. In our pursuit, we recognize that core content notions may initially emerge for students through participating in problem-solving activities that complement traditional verbal and symbol sign systems with corporeal–dynamical modalities. Drawing on our workshop participants’ research goals, we will facilitate activities oriented on grasping key ideas for theory, methods, and design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaking a Difference
Subtitle of host publicationPrioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsBrian K. Smith, Marcela Borge, Emma Mercier, Kyu Yon Lim
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages909-912
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355021
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 22 2017

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, CSCL 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period6/18/176/22/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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    Williams-Pierce, C., Walkington, C., Landy, D., Lindgren, R., Levy, S. T., Nathan, M. J., & Abrahamson, D. (2017). Enabling and understanding embodied stem learning. In B. K. Smith, M. Borge, E. Mercier, & K. Y. Lim (Eds.), Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL - 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2017 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 909-912). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).