Attending to gender and sexuality in learning: lessons from scholarship By, For, and with LGBTQ+ people

Suraj Uttamchandani, Addie Shrodes, José Ramón Lizárraga, Arturo Cortez, Dylan Paré, Marie Claire Shanahan, Pratim Sengupta, Megan Bang, Chris Hoadley

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Abstract

While interdisciplinary scholars have explored LGBTQ+ people’s educational experiences, and despite the learning sciences’ increasing attunement to issues of ethics, politics, and identity, the field has yet to deeply engage the salience of gender and sexuality for learning. In this symposium we center emerging scholarship in the field by, for, and with LGBTQ+ people to explore three questions: How has learning sciences research engaged LGBTQ+ communities? How does attending to gender and sexuality expand how we understand learning? And how can the field be mobilized to design affirming learning environments for LGBTQ+-identifying people? Across the papers, we explore gender and sexuality’s relevance for learning in contexts as wide-ranging as video channels on YouTube, an LGBTQ+ youth social group, Twitter networks of drag queen activists, and a public computing participatory simulation. Taken together, these papers will deepen the field’s attention to gender and sexuality in learning sciences theories, methods, and designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages358-365
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467255
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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