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Plenary Session [clear filter]
Saturday, May 18

1:00pm PDT

Participation, Power, and Design: Making Change through Maker-Centered Learning
What are the roles of power, participation, and representation in design and making? What does it mean to be ethically empowered? Project Zero researchers Edward P. Clapp and Sarah Sheya, in collaboration with DC educators have begun exploring these questions through the lens of maker-centered learning. In this session, they’ll take a deeper look at how maker-centered pedagogy can support young people to be ethically empowered and develop a critical sensitivity to the design of objects and systems, particularly systems of power and access. They’ll introduce new Agency by Design tools and share documentation from several different classrooms participating in Agency by Design’s Making Across the Curriculum Project.

avatar for Edward Clapp

Edward Clapp

Principal Investigator, Harvard Project Zero
Edward is an originator of the Agency by Design framework for maker-centered learning, co-author of the book Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds, and a principal investigator at Project Zero where he directs or co-directs various maker-centered learning... Read More →

Sarah Sheya

Researcher, Harvard Project Zero

Saturday May 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Black Box Theatre