Gilberto Carrasco Urroz
Examining Connected Learning through Joint Mediated Practices in the Home
My work for this summer will be a continuation of the research I have been doing for the past academic year. My research project focuses on reconciling the everyday learning practices of members of nondominant communities with the practices they undertake in formal educational settings, such as the classroom. This is a necessary step when seeking to address the disparities presented by the public education system. In order to accomplish this, my work requires me to become acquainted with a specific family’s video data, which I then organize, and for which I create codes and analytical memos.
Message To SponsorI am very grateful to be able to continue working on this project over summer. I have become passionate about the topic and it has helped me reify my intended career goals. This research project has also opened many doors for me, by allowing me to attend the American Educational Research Association's national conference, where I was able to connect with some of the leading figures in the field of education. I am excited to continue my research experience with URAP this summer, with the hopes that my work will someday have a positive influence on others.
Major: Political Science
Mentor: Kris Gutierrez, Education
Sponsor: Leadership Fund