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Feb 9 2024

Speaker Series: Dr. Kaleb Germinaro – Curriculum & Instruction, UIC

Speaker Series

February 9, 2024

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


1535 SSB


1240 West Harrison, Suite 1535, Chicago, IL 60607


Dr. Kaleb Germinaro - Curriculum & Instruction, UIC


What’s the Role of Blackness in a nice field like Learning Sciences?


This talk will detail some of the ways I integrate Black Studies in Learning Sciences, emphasizing its pivotal role in comprehending learning. I’ll highlight a project where I use Black geographies framing to analyze the learning processes where young people are designing and building a physical space for folks in their community. I argue that Black studies, and particularly Black geographies, offers us a new understanding of place and space through the lens of learning. I focus and advocate for actively creating scholarly space that respects Black existence and life, acknowledging Black folks socio-, geo-, cultural, and historical contexts across time, while highlighting the ways Learning Sciences has struggled to wrestle with Blackness as a theoretical, methodological and analytical project. This theoretical approach provides a methodological foundation for a profound understanding of learning, addressing educational inequities and driving collective liberation and shaping the future.



Andrew Krzak

Date posted

Jan 22, 2024

Date updated

Jan 30, 2024