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Humans of Learning Sciences Podcast

What does it mean to be a learning scientist? What are the unique contributions of learning scientists to the problems we are trying to tackle as a society? How does one find their way to this field?

Humans of Learning Sciences aims to stimulate conversations within the field and beyond about the work of studying and promoting learning in a diversity of contexts. We aim to amplify the voices of diverse scholars (in academia, research, industry, and non-profit organizations) at various stages in their careers in order to showcase the range of methods, approaches, and trajectories that define the interdisciplinary field of learning sciences.

Each episode contains links of the discussed works, as well as a transcript, in the external episode descriptions.

The host and producer, Dr. Mon-Lin Monica Ko, holds a PhD in the learning sciences from Northwestern University. She is a research assistant professor at the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois of Chicago.

The series is co-produced by Andrew Gregory Krzak.

Humans of Learning Sciences is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Alison Castro Superfine, Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute.

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Dr. Mon-Lin Monica Ko - University of Illinois at Chicago An Introduction to the Podcast January 27, 2022
Dr. Joe Curnow - University of Manitoba Learning in Social Movements February 7, 2022
Dr. Suraj Uttamchandani - Indiana University Using Critical Qualitative Methods to Move Toward Educational Equity March 11, 2022
Dr. Kalonji Nzinga - University of Colorado Boulder Hip Hop culture and oral traditions of knowledge transmission April 8, 2022
Dr. Breanne K. Litts - Utah State University Authentic Partnerships and Bridging Cross-Cultural Contexts through Making and Design June 1, 2022
Dr. Carol D. Lee - Northwestern University Bringing Culture to the Center of the Learning Sciences July 21, 2022
Dr. Déana Scipio - IslandWood Working Toward Environmental Justice Through Liminal Learning August 30, 2022
Dr. Philip Vahey - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Productive Messiness of Interdisciplinary Collaboration May 6, 2022
Dr. Matt Brown - Inquirium, LLC Designing to Support Learning Beyond the Lifespan of a Grant December 15, 2022