Promoting Heterogeneity in STEM
Leveraging children’s everyday cultural practices in STEM teaching is nontrivial. Funded by a Hellman Fellowship and Nicholas Endowment grant, this professional development seminar sought to support secondary teachers in exploring heterogeneity by designing engineering projects that integrate content learning with children’s cultural worlds.
This case study explores a STEAM education initiative in the middle schools of a metropolitan school district. From the perspectives of educators across city schools, I explore their views on STEAM teaching as a strategic reform to improve educational opportunities for racially minoritized youth.
Public Library Makerspace Pedagogies
Despite the rise in public library makerspaces, little is known about the grammar of their pedagogies. This study explores the perspectives and pedagogical work of artist mentors working with teens in a large public library makerspace emphasizing STEM, and the visual and performing arts.
- Sengupta-Irving, T., Tunney, J. & Macias, M. (provisional accept). Stories of garlic, butter and ceviche: Surfacing contestations and macroaggressions in secondary STEM teacher professional development. Cognition and Instruction.
- Agarwal, P. & Sengupta-Irving, T. (2019). Integrating power to advance the study of Connective and Productive Disciplinary Engagement in mathematics and science. Cognition and Instruction, 37(3), 349-366.
- Sengupta-Irving, T. (2016). Doing things: Organizing for agency in mathematical learning. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 41, 210-218.
- Sengupta-Irving, T., Redman, E., & Enyedy, N. (2013). Re-storying practice: Using stories about students to advance mathematics education reform. Teaching and Teacher Education, 31, 1-12.