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Title: Identity Negotiation Through Creative and Collaborative Expression: Middle School Girls’ Experiences in the Converge Art and Science Program
Authors: McKinley-Hicks, Megan
Barnett, Michael
Zhang, Helen
Suchow, Ariella
Keywords: Learning and Identity
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Citation: McKinley-Hicks, M., Barnett, M., Zhang, H., & Suchow, A. (2020). Identity Negotiation Through Creative and Collaborative Expression: Middle School Girls’ Experiences in the Converge Art and Science Program. In Gresalfi, M. and Horn, I. S. (Eds.), The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 1 (pp. 67-73). Nashville, Tennessee: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This study traces the evolving perspectives and practices of two middle school girls, who identify as Latina and Afro-Latina, over 13 months of participation in a transdisciplinary art-science program. Despite prevalent assumptions that science and art are incompatible, the thinking practices utilized in these domains intersect in important ways. The program under study leveraged the commonalities among performing arts, science, and engineering by engaging youth in the collective development of performances about social and environmental issues. Longitudinal ethnographic case studies were utilized to understand the complex nature of each participant’s experience in the program, including her lived (enacted) and storied (narrated) relationships with science. The ultimate goal of this study was to understand the potential of a transdisciplinary art-science approach to expand possibilities for Black and Latinx females in science education. Findings suggest that leveraging art and science can provide a means for identity negotiation through creative and collaborative expression.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/icls2020.67
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