Youth tinkering in Exploratorium Afterschool program
Equity in Afterschool Resources
Tinkering can offer more equitable opportunities for STEM-rich learning by allowing students to bring their multiple ways of knowing into self-directed, inquiry-oriented work that connects science and art to everyday practices. Tinkering activities alone, however, cannot address the various systemic challenges impacting equity in STEM education. In this section we offer resources describing what these systemic challenges are and how policy makers, program leaders, and community members can strive to create more high-quality, STEM-rich learning opportunities.
A collection of research briefs—short synopses of recently published research, discussion prompts, and relevant resources—to support professional learning conversations about equity in science education.
A collection of research briefs—short synopses of recently published research, discussion prompts, and relevant resources—all in one document meant to support professional conversations about learning across settings.
A two-page summary of the research article “Connecting School and Community with Science Learning: Real World Problems and School-Community Partnerships as Contextual Scaffolds” with suggestions for practical implications.
Educators and researchers reflect on equity in tinkering and science education.
Report: Equity in Out-of-School STEM Learning
This report describes the results of a two-day meeting in January, 2015, which brought together out-of-school educators and educational researchers to answer the question: “How can professional learning programs for out-of-school staff be organized to promote equity in STEM learning?”