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Culturally Situated Design forSTEAM LearningNettrice R. Gaskins, Digital Media Ph.D. CandidateSchool of Literature, Media & Communication, Georgia Tech
Research Agenda• The use of digital media to support cultural heritagearts for conceptual science, technology, engineeringand mathematics (STEM) learning has been lesswell considered. I present a new approach thatbuilds on successful and proven methods in threekey areas:
Culturally Situated LearningIdentity Self Construction: Indigenous cultures creativelyimprovise with cultural materials, to find personal meaning.
Art & Game-Based LearningAdaptation: Indigenous cultures have always been creatingnew forms, incorporating ideas and symbols into their art.
Digital MediaTransformation: Indigenous cultures transform technology indialogue with new places, creating new traditions & practices.
Theory of ChangeDeveloped with Tom McKlin of The Findings Group, LLC.