Radical Transparency: Centering Social Justice in Computer Science for All
Friday, September 21, 2018 — 3:30PM - 430PM
We have identified a slice of the population, underrepresented minorities, as those needing to be included in CS and are in need of interventions, some focused on increasing motivation and engagement. Why are participants in Computer Science Education research passive recipients of interventions? What if we make the theoretical frameworks and research methodology transparent to participants? What if the participants are invited/included in discussing the theoretical frameworks that might be applicable and are involved in designing the research? What if they are involved in the analysis of findings? What might this look like? This necessitates that we also make transparent the history and context of computer science as a field/discipline, and computer science education as an extension of the historical, sociocultural context in which it operates. One specific area of research methodology that I would like to discuss/explore more deeply and test for applicability is Youth Action Participation Research.
Makseem Skorodinsky, University of Oregon