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|Title:||Motivating and Broadening Participation: Competitions, Contests, Challenges, and Circles for Supporting STEM Learning|
|Authors:||Kafai, Yasmin B.|
Fields, Deborah A.
Magnifico, Alecia Marie
|Publisher:||Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Kafai, Y. B., Rusk, N., Burke, Q., Mote, C., Peppler, K., Fields, D. A., Roque, R., Telhan, O., Elinich, K., & Magnifico, A. M. (2014). Motivating and Broadening Participation: Competitions, Contests, Challenges, and Circles for Supporting STEM Learning. In Joseph L. Polman, Eleni A. Kyza, D. Kevin O'Neill, Iris Tabak, William R. Penuel, A. Susan Jurow, Kevin O'Connor, Tiffany Lee, and Laura D'Amico (Eds.). Learning and Becoming in Practice: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014. Volume 3. Colorado, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences, pp. 1219-1227.|
|Abstract:||National and local competitions have become popular venues to inspire students in K-16 to excel in math, science, engineering and computing. In recent years, online versions--such as the National STEM Video Game Design Challenge, Globaloria Awards, and Make-to-Learn Contest--have joined the portfolio. While competitions, contests, challenges, and circles are theoretically open to all, it is unclear to what extent they are not only motivating but are also broadening participation. The goal of this symposium is to better understand the dimensions of four different type of public events by reviewing (i) the design of the public event model, (ii) implementation of activities, and (iii) evaluation of participation and learning that amplify levels of youth participation in sharing design-based projects and increase opportunities for STEM learning for all.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICLS2014|
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