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Title: Connecting with Computer Science: Two Case Studies of Restorying CS Identity with Electronic Textile Quilts
Authors: Shaw, Mia S.
Kafai, Yasmin B.
Zhang, Yi
Ji, GaYeon
Russo, Renato
Aftab, Ammarah
Keywords: Learning Sciences
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Shaw, M. S., Kafai, Y. B., Zhang, Y., Ji, G., Russo, R., & Aftab, A. (2021). Connecting with Computer Science: Two Case Studies of Restorying CS Identity with Electronic Textile Quilts. In de Vries, E., Hod, Y., & Ahn, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2021. (pp. 697-700). Bochum, Germany: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Recent studies for developing CS identities promote interrogating dominant narratives about CS while learning computing in order to better understand how minoritized youth negotiate who they are and who they want to be in relation to computing and technology. In this study, we propose “restorying” as an approach to engage minoritized youth in examining dominant CS narratives while designing interactive, electronic textile quilt patches. Through analyzing interviews and participant artifacts, we present two case studies highlighting youth’s reimagining of dominant narratives of CS as “boring” and for “only white men” as well as their future connections to computing. We discuss how engaging minoritized youth in restorying who they are becoming in relation to CS might help researchers and educators better understand ways to design learning environments that support their computing identity work
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