Learners’ Engagement in Transdisciplinary STEAM Activities: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Perceptions, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Determination Within an Out-Of-School Science Program
Major focus: Equity-oriented pedagogy and design in learning environments.
Participation and Engagement in Out of School STEM Hands-On Activities in a Community-based Organization Program
Dr. Ruth Wylie, Dr. Elisabeth Gee, Dr. Rod Roscoe, Dr. Shirin Vossoughi
For my dissertation work I am partnering with Al-Rowad for Science and Technology community based organization for STEM education to co-design equity-oriented learning environment for no-dominant population in STEM. Leveraging hands-on activities for interdisciplinary STEM that the organization designed, I am studying existing practices in this environment. I also conducted a series of co-design sessions with the organization members to think together about educational possibilities for this learning enviornment, including integration of technology.
Selected related publications:
Mawasi A., Wylie R., Ganaiem W. & Ganaiem M. (2021). Identifying Research-Practice Tensions and Belief Shifts through Co-Design Processes. 1st International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting. International Society of the Learning Sciences. [Short paper]
Mawasi A., Wylie R., Nagy P. (2021). Exploring Self-Efficacy Shifts within an Informal STEM Program. 1st International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting. International Society of the Learning Sciences. [Poster]
Mawasi A., Wylie R., Mishra P. (2021) Expanding Science Learning within Community-Based Hands-on Transdisciplinary STEAM Experiences. 1st International Society of the Learning Sciences Annual Meeting. International Society of the Learning Sciences. [Poster]
Mawasi A., Wylie, R., Gee, E. (2020). Learners’ Perceptions of Participating in STEM Hands-On Activities in an Out-Of-School Community-Based Organization Program. Connected Learning 2020. Full research paper. To appear in CLS2020 Proceedings published by the Carnegie Mellon ETC Press.
Mawasi A. (June, 2020). Co-Design with Community-based Organizations Members to Explore Educational Possibilities as a Pedagogical Approach. Position paper for Teaching the Next Generation of Child-Computer Interaction Researchers and Designers Workshop. Interaction Design for Children Conference (IDC 2020).
Mawasi A., (March, 2020). A Community-Based Organization Efforts for Equity-Oriented STEM Education Practices. 2020 Social Embeddedness Network, Arizona State University. Conference was in an online format due to COVID19.
Mawasi A., Aguilera, E., Wylie R., & Gee, E. (2020). Neutrality, "New" Digital Divide, and Openness Paradox: Equity in Learning Environments Mediated by Educational Technology. In International Conference of the Learning Sciences. ICLS2020.