Literacies of Design: Studies of Equity and Imagination in Engineering and Making

Literacies of Design: Studies of Equity and Imagination in Engineering and Making (Hardback)

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 Literacies of Design: Studies of Equity and Imagination in Engineering and Making
Hardback
Purdue University Press
05/15/2022
250pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
9781612497440
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Book Description

Though engineering design can tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, engineering-related courses and experiences are often alienating, especially to people from minoritized groups. Literacies of Design: Studies of Equity and Imagination in Engineering and Making covers the latest pedagogical theories—as well as case studies and practical tips—to support diverse people in identifying problems and designing solutions through engineering and making. Engineers tackle a range of problems, big and small, from climate change to viral transmission to improved handrails for persons with disabilities. Inclusion and equity efforts include not only preparing the next generation of engineers and makers, but also creating and fostering spaces where youth can express their ideas and bring forth their whole selves. This book offers theories and real-life examples for educators and practitioners at every level, from K–12 through higher education and beyond.

About the Editor(s):

Amy Wilson-Lopez, an associate professor at Utah State University, conducts research that explores the literacies and cultural assets that linguistically diverse youth use in engineering.

Eli Tucker-Raymond, a research associate professor at the Earl Center for Learning and Innovation at Boston University, conducts research focused on equity at the intersections of science, making, and multimodal literacies, and the ways in which these intersections create expansive spaces for learning, teaching, and being.

Alberto Esquinca, an associate professor at San Diego State University, conducts work that focuses on the biliteracy practices and identities of students classified as English learners (emergent bilinguals) in and outside of school.

Joel Alejandro Mejia, an associate professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, conducts research on asset-based practices in engineering education, the impact of critical consciousness in engineering work, and the role of engineering in social justice efforts.