Technology in the margins: Queer and trans technologies to support reorienting toward LGBTQ2S+ solidarity

Dylan Paré, Scout Windsor, John Craig

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Equity-oriented Learning Sciences scholars are turning their research focus and practice towards solidarity with and for marginalized people, but what does that look like when creating technology-mediated learning environments? This workshop seeks to establish a transdisciplinary epistemology that grounds the design of technology-mediated, constructionist learning environments in queer and trans perspectives. In this workshop, participants will engage with three example queer and trans technologies. To begin, they will critically examine and interact with film, virtual reality and interactive computer simulations that share stories of LGBTQ2S+ experience. Next, participants will collaboratively produce principles applicable to Learning Sciences researchers and educators that address how to ethically engage in design work that advances justice-oriented issues for marginalized people, particularly LGBTQ2S+ people. The facilitators each have four years of experience creating interactive technologies for learning about social issues. The first author has an additional 12 years of experience teaching about gender and sexuality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All
Subtitle of host publicationOverarching Research, Development, and Practices - General Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2022
EditorsJun Oshima, Toshio Mochizuki, Yusuke Hayashi
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330639
StatePublished - 2022
Event2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2022 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
ISSN (Print)1814-9316


Conference2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2022
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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