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[Xmca-l] Re: Gendered Access in Crafting and Electronics Practices

Thanks Andy! We're excited to discuss with the community and would welcome
any comments/questions on this emerging line of research!

Kylie A. Peppler
Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences
Indiana University | School of Education
1900 E 10th Street | Eigenmann 528 | Bloomington | IN | 47406 | 812.856.8381

On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Here's the article for discussion Artin is introducing:
> *Hands On, Hands Off: Gendered Access in Crafting and Electronics
> Practices*
> Beth Buchholz, Kate Shively, Kylie Peppler, and Karen Wohlwend. Indiana
> University.
>    The Maker movement promotes hands-on making, including crafts,
>    robotics, and computing. The movement’s potential to transform
>    education rests in our ability to address notable gender
>    disparities, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and
>    mathematics fields. E-textiles - the first female-dominated
>    computing community - provide inspiration for overcoming
>    long-standing cultural divides in classrooms. Analysis of children’s
>    use of e-textiles reveals that materials like needles, fabric, and
>    conductive thread rupture traditional gender scripts around
>    electronics and implicitly gives girls hands-on access and
>    leadership roles. This reconceptualization of cultural divides as
>    sets of tacitly accepted practices rooted in gendered histories has
>    implications for reconceptualizing traditionally male-dominated
>    areas of schooling.
> Andy
> (attached)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
> Goncu, Artin wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> We are writing to let you know that the most recent issue of MCA is out.
>> One of the articles published in this issue and being introduced here for
>> discussion in referenced below.  The authors of the article have kindly
>> agreed to lead the discussion, and they are on xmca with us now.  The free
>> access to the article is possible through the links below.  We are looking
>> forward to hearing from you all.  Best, ag
>> Hands On, Hands Off: Gendered Access in Crafting
>> and Electronics Practices
>> Beth Buchholz, Kate Shively, Kylie Peppler, and Karen Wohlwend
>> www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10749039.2014.939762
>> http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10749039.2014.
>> 939762#.VEZ25Ra_4wI
>> Artin Goncu, Ph.D
>> Co-editor, Mind, Culture, and Activity:An International Journal
>> Professor Emeritus,
>> University of Illinois at Chicago
>> College of Education M/C 147
>> 1040 W. Harrison St.
>> Chicago, IL 60607