Share Paper: Computational Knowledge in Historically “Low-Asset” Communities

  1. Samia Khan, UBC, United States
Wednesday, June 29 5:15 PM-7:00 PM Grand Ballroom C

Abstract: This research investigated the computational funds of knowledge of elementary-aged children in a “low asset” community. Funds of knowledge refers to historically accumulated and culturally developed bodies of knowledge and skills for household or individual functioning and well-being. Computational funds of knowledge are related to codified curricular objectives, such as knowledge of: heuristics, search techniques, or digitization of social practices. In order to ascertain the resources of children in their homes, household visits, parent and child questionnaires, and community consultations were conducted. Analysis of this data revealed that, 1) children’s computational funds of knowledge can be identified through community-based methods, ...