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Nettrice Gaskins on Techno-Vernacular Creativity and STEAM

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In this talk Dr. Nettrice Gaskins -- author and STEAM Lab Director at Boston Arts Academy -- discusses her model for ‘techno-vernacular’ creative production as an area of practice that investigates the characteristics of this production and its application in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) learning. Her research consists of a study involving workshops conducted between 2013 and 2014 that sought to examine the impact of the following combined methods a) culturally situated design, which connects vernacular art and crafts with standards-based STEM principles and allows users to simulate and develop their own creations; b) art-based learning, which is effective in stimulating the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, learning, and innovation; and c) educational applications of new technologies on underrepresented ethnic groups' learning in STEAM. For more info on this talk, visit: https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2015/12/Gaskins
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