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2010 FIE Special Session: What should a course reader on gender and engineering include? An unconference discussion

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Abstract – To build upon the community that has formed at FIE interested in discussing feminist approaches to engineering education, we will hold a special session dis- cussion oriented around ...

Abstract – To build upon the community that has formed at FIE interested in discussing feminist approaches to engineering education, we will hold a special session dis- cussion oriented around proposing a textbook that com- prehensively explores the topic of gender and engineer- ing. Through the organization of an “unconference” session discussion will include opportunity to discuss the audience and scope of such a proposed book, as well as explore the advantages and challenges of some of the existing texts on the market. The authors of this special session commit to turning the results of this discussion into a book prospectus to be distributed to appropriate publishers who might be interested in supporting such a book.

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  • Welcome! Thanks for spending your time with us – hope to have some stimulating conversation in next 90 minutes. I’m Alice Pawley, asst prof of Engr Ed and affiliate with women’s studies at Purdue – Research in Feminist Engineering Group Start with introducing yourselves at your tables – we won’t have big report out so you can focus on your local convos – 5 min Building on a good tradition of special sessions, we’ve helped organize a few special sessions over the last few years focusing on thinking about feminist approaches to engineering. Today – want to discuss with you the prospect of creating a course reader on the topic of gender and engineering.
  • Admit the irony that this is a beginning plan where an unconference begins with no plan But to help us make use of our limited plan we offer this as some loose structure
  • Keep track of where we are in our plan with the circles
  • Our collaborative project – Donna, do you want to introduce?
  • Donna to introduce?
  • Alice: Mashup between open space technology and unconference ideals – the best part of the conference is the conversations in hallways and over dinner – so this helps bring that structure into the formal program. Some basic tenets – not sage on stage, barely guide on side.
  • Expertise in room is larger than in the person at the front – so how do we construct our conceptual and actual space and time together to access that expertise
  • Some things to take on faith – no shoulda woulda couldas,
  • Last – major rule to kee yourself and others accountable to – if you find yourself in a discussion where you are neither learning nor contributing, it is your responsibility to move to a different discussion. Or to start a new discussion,
  • Alice – has blogged pseudonymously and as herself, and experienced unconferencing as part of ScienceOnline National unconference for conversations about science through blogs, informal online networks, online tools, journalism, and so on. Conference wiki was a critical tool
  • Stolen from David
  • Jo Walther may get a shock when he sees this – his postcard!
  • Subsequent conversations in the hall, at dinner, at the bar later.
  • We propose...
  • Now. Should your conversation be going FABULOUSLY and you want to stick with it – that’s you prerogative as in an unconference session. But you must be feeling that the conversation is worthwhile, and that you’re either contributing or learning. If you are not – leave it – visit another table, or change topics. Tools for doing this – post-it notes on tables –
  • Sticky notes ouone way of starting this org convo is for people to spend a min thinking on own about what they hope to learn – write on stickynote, then when you’re ready, start a collection of sticky notes on a table – looking for people also interested in talking about this Give it 10 minutes – we will call time. t to tables – what are your
  • Now. Should your conversation be going FABULOUSLY and you want to stick with it – that’s you prerogative as in an unconference session. But you must be feeling that the conversation is worthwhile, and that you’re either contributing or learning. If you are not – leave it – visit another table, or change topics.

2010 FIE Special Session: What should a course reader on gender and engineering include? An unconference discussion 2010 FIE Special Session: What should a course reader on gender and engineering include? An unconference discussion Presentation Transcript

  • Special session: What should a course reader on gender and engineering include? An unconference discussion
    • Alice L. Pawley
    • School of Engineering Education, Purdue University
    • Donna Riley Picker Engineering Program, Smith College
  • un-unconference-y plan
    • Welcome, table intros
    • Project introduction
    • Unconferencing planning
    • First conversation
    • Second conversation
    • Next steps
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • un-unconference-y plan
    • Welcome, table intros
    • Project introduction
    • Unconferencing planning
    • First conversation
    • Second conversation
    • Next steps
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • project
    • Need for a gender and engineering textbook for...
    • Graduate students in engineering education
    • Scholars and instructors of engineering who care about gender underrepresentation and who want an introduction
    • Gender scholars interested in science and technology who have not focused on engineering
    • ...
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • project
    • So far...
    • Session at National Women’s Studies Association, November 2009
      • Draft prospectus to MIT Press (no go so far)
    • Special session at FIE
      • Promise from us to revise prospectus and resubmit
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • unconferences
    • Presenter is facilitator. Attendees are presenters.
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • unconferences un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • unconferences un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • unconferences un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • unconferences
    • Models: ScienceOnline 2009, 2010, 2011
    • http://scienceonline2010.com/index.php/wiki
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • unconferences
    • Models: ScienceOnline 2009, 2010, 2011
    • http://scienceonline2010.com/index.php/wiki
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Conference program developed transparently on wiki by attendees
  • unconferences
    • Models: ScienceOnline 2009, 2010, 2011
    • http://scienceonline2010.com/index.php/wiki
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Conference sessions involve public discussions beforehand
  • unconferences
    • Models: ScienceOnline 2009, 2010, 2011
    • http://scienceonline2010.com/index.php/wiki
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Conference convos continue after the conference is over
  • unconferences Models: Postcards at 4 th Global Colloquium on Engr Education, September 26-29, 2005 un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Slide shamelessly stolen from David Radcliffe Same Place Different Place Different Time Same Time Postcards Communicate with Persistence I cannot attend the conference because my fish died …… Groovy Postcard dude Few saw my presentation or poster What is being presented at the conference? What was that interesting paper at the conference? Same Time Different Time Different Place Same Place
  • unconferences Models: Postcards at 4 th Global Colloquium on Engr Education, September 26-29, 2005 un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Slide shamelessly stolen from David Radcliffe
  • unconferences Models: Postcards at 4 th Global Colloquium on Engr Education, September 26-29, 2005 un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Slide shamelessly stolen from David Radcliffe
  • unconferences Our model needs to be different  (‘cause of time, and possibility of conference audience preparation) un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Time available Item 10 min Organizing 1 st convo 20 min 1 st convo 10 min Organizing 2 nd convo 20 min 2 nd convo 15 min Report out and next steps
  • unconferences Our model needs to be different  (‘cause of time, and possibility of conference audience preparation) un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps Plan on “ not enough” time – it’s all we have for now. But plan on subsequent conversations! Time available Item 10 min Organizing 1 st convo 20 min 1 st convo 10 min Organizing 2 nd convo 20 min 2 nd convo 15 min Report out
  • unconferences Our model needs to be different  (‘cause of time, and possibility of conference audience preparation) un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps 1 st convo What is gender, and what is engineering? Ask and discuss your questions.
  • unconferences Our model needs to be different  (‘cause of time, and possibility of conference audience preparation) un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps 1 st convo 2 nd convo What is gender, and what is engineering? What questions should this reader answer?
  • unconferences Our model needs to be different  (‘cause of time, and possibility of conference audience preparation) un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps 1 st convo 2 nd convo What is gender, and what is engineering? What questions should this reader answer?
    • Available props:
    • Tables of contents of existing readers close to this topic
    • Post-It notes
  • 1 st convo: organization un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps 1 st convo What is gender, and what is engineering? Ask and discuss your questions.
    • Write your thoughts down on post-its
    • Organize within and across tables. How best should these be grouped, to encourage good conversation?
    10 min
  • 1 st convo: go! un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps 1 st convo What is gender, and what is engineering? Ask and discuss your questions.
    • Presenter is facilitator. Attendees are presenters.
    • The sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of expertise of the people on the stage.
    • These are the right people, it is the right time, whatever happens is the only thing that could have, and when it’s over, it’s over.
    • Law of mobility: if, at any time, you find yourself in a situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, then move someplace else.
    20 min
  • 2 nd convo: organization 2 nd convo un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
    • Write your thoughts down on post-its
    • Organize within and across tables. How best should these be grouped, to encourage good conversation?
    What is gender, and what is engineering? What questions should this reader answer? 10 min
  • 2 nd convo: go! What is gender, and what is engineering? What questions should this reader answer? 2 nd convo un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
    • Presenter is facilitator. Attendees are presenters.
    • The sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of expertise of the people on the stage.
    • These are the right people, it is the right time, whatever happens is the only thing that could have, and when it’s over, it’s over.
    • Law of mobility: if, at any time, you find yourself in a situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, then move someplace else.
    20 min
  • report out un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps 15 min
  • the so what...
    • We will take what we’ve heard and turn into prospectus
    • We hope someone else continues conversation on feminist approaches to engineering education next year
    • We hope unconference model could be applied somewhere in engineering education research conferences
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps
  • contact us
    • Alice Pawley, apawley@purdue.edu
    • http://feministengineering.org
    • Donna Riley, driley@smith.edu
    un conference! 1 st convo 2 nd convo next steps