Sedas, M. & Peppler, K. (In preparation). Impacts of Size and Scale on Learning Geometry and Measurement.
This study attempts to identify and analyze the impact of size and scale to the learning of geometry and measurement, specifically the impact to the role of the body, materials, and tools when the artifacts to be built are not just smaller but also larger than the students.
Peppler, K., Sedas, R. M., Thompson, N. (In preparation). How Tools and Materials Shape Learning of Foundational Concepts and Design Practices of Electronic Circuitry.
This study aims to make explicit how the materials of particular educational toolkits impact the understanding of basic circuitry concepts and design principles and also the study encourages careful consideration of the chosen toolkit for learning purposes.
Publications & Presentations
Saxena, P., Sedas, R. M., & Peppler, K. (forthcoming). Design Thinking and the Learning Sciences: Theoretical, Practical, and Empirical Perspectives. In A. Hynds (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Education. New York, NY. Oxford University Press.
Mejias, S., Thompson, N., Sedas, R. M., Rosin, M., Soep, E., Peppler, K., Roche, J., Wong, J., Hurley, M., Bell, P., & Bevan, B. (forthcoming). The Trouble with STEAM and Why We Use it Anyway. Science Education. (Pre-print here)
Peppler, K., Sedas, R. M., Dahn, M. (2020). Making at Home: Interest-Driven Practices and Supportive Relationships in Minoritized Homes. Education Sciences 10 (5), 143. [Open access https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7102/10/5/143]
Ito, M., Arum, R., Conley, D., Guttiérez, K., Kirshner, B., Livingstone, S., Michalchik, V., Penuel, W., Peppler, K., Pinkard, N., Rhodes, J., Tekinbaş, K., Schor, J., Sefton-Green, J., Watkins, S. C. (2020). The Connected Learning Research Network: Reflections on a Decade of Engaged Scholarship. With contributions from Blum-Ross, A., Carfagna, L., Martin, C., Sedas, R. M., Soti, N. Published by the Connected Learning Alliance. Irvine, CA. February 2020. ISBN-13: 978-0-9887255-6-0.
Peppler, K., Sedas, M., Keune, A, Uttamchandani, S. (June 2019). Balancing the Scales: Implications of Model Size for Mathematical Engagement. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), June 2019, Lyon, France.
Peppler, K., Sedas, M. (2019). Urban Children Crafting (Making) At Home: Overlooked Intergenerational Funds of Knowledge. Division C, Section 3a: Learning Environments; Paper to present at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 2019, Toronto, Canada.
Peppler, K., Sedas, M., Banks, T., Searcy, J. & Wallace, S. (2018). Design math: Middle-school youth making math by building yurts. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS). In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking learning in the digital age: Making the Learning Sciences count. London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences. ISBN: 978-1-7324672-2-4
Wallace, S., Banks, T., Sedas, M., Glazewski, K., Brush, T. A., & McKay, C. (2017). What Will Keep the Fish Alive? Exploring Intersections of Designing, Making, and Inquiry Among Middle School Learners. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 8(1), 11-21.
Banks, T., Wallace, S., Searcy, J., Sedas, M., Peppler, K. (2017). Design Math: A Design and Project-based Effort to Learn Geometry in Middle School through Fabric-Based Yurts. Paper presented at the 7th annual FabLearn 2017 Conference: Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem for Making in Education. Stanford, CA: Stanford University.
Thompson, N., Bender, S., Keune, A., Peppler, K., Samson, K., Saxena, P., Sedas, M., Uttamchandani, S. (2017, April). “Good for you math”: Exploring women crafters’ comparisons of “craft math” to “school math”. Poster at the ADVANCE/GSE Program Workshop Broadening Participation: Intersectionality. October 8-10, 2017, Washington D.C.
Keune, A., Bender, S., & Sedas, M. (2017). Knitting, sewing, crocheting: Craft endeavors around ratio and proportion. Workshop facilitated at the Digital Media and Learning Conference 2017 (DML), October 4-6, 2017, Irvine, CA.
Thompson, N., Bender, S., Keune, A., Peppler, K., Samson, K., Saxena, P., Sedas, M., & Uttamchandani, S. (2017, April). “Good for you math”: Exploring women crafters’ comparisons of “craft math” to “school math.” Division C– Learning and Instructions; Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
Banks, T., Wallace, S., Glazewski, K., Sedas, M., & McKay, C. (2016). What a Middle School learned about Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems, Arduino, and Aquaponic Farming. Paper presented at the 6th Annual FabLearn 2016 Conference on Creativity and Making in Education. Stanford, CA: Stanford University.