Daniela Digiacomo

Daniela Digiacomo
University of Colorado Boulder | CUB · Graduate School of Education

PhD Candidate, Learning Sciences and Human Development

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Scholars working in the area of children and youth services (CYS) have called for researchers and educators to look to disciplines outside of Library and Information Science (LIS) for inspiration in moving this area of the field forward. In this paper, we explore the opportunities provided by incorporating theoretical approaches and concepts from t...
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ClassDojo is a classroom communication and behavior management app intended to “bring every family into [the] classroom” (www.classdojo.com). The features of the platform include a points system to facilitate classroom management, instant teacher-parent communication (on the individual or class level), and student portfolios (among others). While C...
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Light Up Learning (LUL) is a youth program in Scotland that supports young people in pursuing their curiosities and exploring their interests in a school-based informal learning setting. This article draws on interview and participant observation data to examine the social organization of teaching and learning activity within LUL. As a school-based...
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Por aprendizaje conectado se entiende aquella actividad, práctica o experiencia que vincula los intereses de los aprendices con oportunidades académicas, profesionales y cívicas, a través del apoyo y promoción ofrecida por otros y otras. El propósito fundamental de este artículo consiste en situar dicha aproximación, a la vez teórica y aplicada. Pa...
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Purpose Empirical investigation into the e-learning innovation, FUSE Studios, is both timely and relevant because FUSE is rapidly expanding domestically and abroad and there is continued interest in the interdisciplinary fields of information and learning sciences in the constructs of choice and interest as they relate to the provision and design o...
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The phenomenon of "brokering"-or connecting youth to present or future opportunities-is now well known in the field of learning and youth development as an integral part of how and why youth pursue and remain in particular interest-related learning opportunities. More recently, the related term sponsorship refers to the multiple ways in which youth...
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In the 21st century, what role does interest play in the organization of equitable learning opportunities for young people? Drawing on a large corpus of interview data from a longitudinal study of fifty-four adolescents involved in interest-driven afterschool activities domestically and abroad, we investigate the role of youths’ interests in their...
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Drawing upon four years of research within a social design experiment, we focus on how teacher learning can be supported in designed environments that are organized around robust views of learning, culture, and equity. We illustrate both the possibility and difficulty of helping teachers disrupt the default teaching scripts that privilege tradition...
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Bibl iography: DiGiacomo, Daniela Kruel: (Dis)Connection: Toward a more nuanced understanding of young people’s learning and new media practices in 2016, IJREE, Vol. 4, Issue 2-2016, pp. 143-144. https://doi.org/10.3224/ijree.v4i2.25787
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This article explores the contemporary policy reform push to extend and expand learning time in schools. In light of the potential and continued prominence of learning time reforms in today’s national educational landscape, this article makes visible the ways in which theory matters for the near- and long-term success of equity-focused educational...
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This paper presents a social practice theory of learning and becoming across contexts and time. Our perspective is rooted in the Danish tradition of critical psychology (Dreier, 1997; Mørck & Huniche, 2006; Nissen, 2005), and we use social practice theory to interpret the pathway of one adolescent whom we followed as part of a longitudinal study of...
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This article focuses on the partner-like relations that emerge between undergraduates and youth as they engage in “Making and Tinkering” activities in an afterschool learning ecology, and illustrates the potential for designed tinkering activity to produce relational equity among participants. Grounded in sociocultural theory, but leveraging theore...
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Making and Tinkering " links science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning (STEM) to the do-it-yourself " maker " movement, where people of all ages " create and share things in both the digital and physical world " (Resnick & Rosenbaum, 2013). This paper examines designing what Resnick and Rosenbaum (2013) call " contexts for tinkerabi...
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El Pueblo Mágico is a social design experiment (Gutierrez & Vossoughi, 2010) in which youth and adults are developing deep and meaningful relationships which facilitate learning that is inclusive, participatory, and robust. This paper focuses on 'Making and Tinkering' practices to examine the relationship that develops as both adults and children e...
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“Making and Tinkering” has become popular in informal education circles. The practice links science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning (STEM) to the do-it-yourself “maker” movement, where people of all ages “create and share things in both the digital and physical world” (Resnick & Rosenbaum, 2013). This paper examines a cultural his...

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