An exploration of coding that investigates the interplay between computational abstractions and the fundamentally interpretive nature of human experience.
The importance of coding in K-12 classrooms has been taken up by both scholars and educators. Voicing Code in STEM offers a new way to think about coding in the classroom--one that goes beyond device-level engagement to consider the interplay between computational abstractions and the fundamentally interpretive nature of human experience. Building on Mikhail Bakhtin's notions of heterogeneity and heteroglossia, the authors explain how STEM coding can be understood as voicing computational utterances, rather than a technocentric framing of building computational artifacts. Empirical chapters illustrate this theoretical stance by investigating different framings of coding as voicing.
About the Author
Pratim Sengupta Pratim is Full Professor of Learning Sciences and Research Chair in STEM Education in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Amanda Dickes is a Learning Scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Amy Voss Farris is Assistant Professor at Penn State College of Education.