Equity in Making: A Framework for Embodied Learning and Educational Justice

Thursday, March 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:30pm
Skokie Public Library

The maker movement has transformed learning in libraries, introducing maker education opportunities for underserved youth populations. But what are the best practices in facilitating making with youth and young adults?

Dr. Shirin Vossoughi is an assistant professor of Learning Sciences at Northwestern University where she researches making and tinkering in afterschool settings. Join her and her colleague Dr. Natalie Davis to learn how to approach making with youth audiences using a framework that is rooted in valuing joint activity and engaging children and youth as agentive thinkers.

This presentation will look at how formal and informal educators facilitate making, what is considered making across many cultures, and how facilitation practices effect learner interactions. Participants will leave with best practices for improving their maker experiences at their libraries.


Dr. Shirin Vossoughi, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Natalie R. Davis, Post Doctoral Fellow in Learning Sciences within the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Member Library Group: Recharge Committee
Event Coordinator: Gretchen Schulz
Email: gschulz@stdl.org
Phone: 847-923-3437

Partnership: This program is in partnership with Tinker.
Cost: FREE – Sponsored by Today's Business Solutions and H.W. Wilson.
This event is intended for library staff, library professionals, and library school students.