Learning to Engage comics

Co-edited by Tanner with Joe Curnow (University of Manitoba) and illustrated by Andrew Kohan, Learning to Engage: Movements and Sociocultural Theories of Learning uses comics to explore concepts from learning sciences research that may be of interest to organizers and activists. The comics grew out of a conference on the learning sciences, politics, and civic… Continue reading Learning to Engage comics

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Shades of Green: Redesigning and Rethinking Environmental Justice Movements

With a colleague, I developed a course for undergraduate and graduate students called Shades of Green: Redesigning and Rethinking Environmental Justice Movements. As a learning researcher, I wanted to understand how design thinking, which is an empathy-focused process for creative problem-solving, could be used as a mode for community-engaged teaching and learning. Each week, we… Continue reading Shades of Green: Redesigning and Rethinking Environmental Justice Movements

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Designing for Diverse Families

On Friday, October 30, 2015 I coached a design team as part of a┬álaunch event for the new report, “Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design,” from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Using ethnographic case studies of families and their digital media practices, design teams of researchers, media producers, education… Continue reading Designing for Diverse Families

Who can engage in environmental and animal studies?

On May 2, 2014, I joined an interdisciplinary panel of scholars to discuss the intersection of animal studies and environmental studies in the humanities and beyond. My paper, “Who can engage in environmental and animal studies? STEM, ethics, and learning to relate to the natural world,” provided one answer to the question of how academics… Continue reading Who can engage in environmental and animal studies?

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