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Title: Choosing, Imagining, and Changing as Agency in a Mixed-Reality STEM Learning Environment
Authors: Lee, Sarah J.
Lane, Alicia C.
Jen, Tessaly
Anton, Gabriella
Enyedy, Noel
Keywords: Learning Sciences
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Lee, S. J., Lane, A. C., Jen, T., Anton, G., & Enyedy, N. (2023). Choosing, imagining, and changing as agency in a mixed-reality STEM learning environment. In Blikstein, P., Van Aalst, J., Kizito, R., & Brennan, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2023 (pp. 2027-2028). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: We explore how student agency was enacted in small, medium, and large ways that impacted the emergent design of a technology-enhanced science learning environment. Small acts corresponded to students choosing how to participate, medium acts when students’ imagination was supported, and large acts when students' ideas changed the curriculum. We analyzed video data from 21 class videos to highlight the design trajectory from the first iteration (one 5th-grade classroom; topic: moths and adaptation) to the second (four 4th-grade classrooms; topic: food webs). Our findings suggest that supporting choice and imagination led us (researchers and teacher co-designers) to make curricular changes to follow students' ideas (e.g., an activity about decomposition to figure out how plants get their energy). Future learning environment designs should be responsive to all three types of student agency.
Description: Poster
URI: https://doi.org/10.22318/icls2023.375771
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