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Voicing Code in STEM

A Dialogical Imagination

by (author) Pratim Sengupta, Amanda Dickes & Amy Voss Farris

Publisher
MIT Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Computers & Technology, Computer Science, Science & Technology
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780262045117
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $37.00

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An exploration of coding that investigates the interplay between computational abstractions and the fundamentally interpretive nature of human experience.

The importance of coding in K-12 classrooms has been taken up by both scholars and educators. Voicing Code in STEM offers a new way to think about coding in the classroom--one that goes beyond device-level engagement to consider the interplay between computational abstractions and the fundamentally interpretive nature of human experience. Building on Mikhail Bakhtin's notions of heterogeneity and heteroglossia, the authors explain how STEM coding can be understood as voicing computational utterances, rather than a technocentric framing of building computational artifacts. Empirical chapters illustrate this theoretical stance by investigating different framings of coding as voicing.

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Contributor Notes

Pratim Sengupta Pratim is Full Professor of Learning Sciences and Research Chair in STEM Education in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Amanda Dickes is a Learning Scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Amy Voss Farris is Assistant Professor at Penn State College of Education.