Dr. Areej Mawasi

Research Associate, AI Institute, CU Boulder

Researcher of learning sciences, ed-tech, and design-based research methodologies 

Ph.D. in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies, Arizona State University 2021

Email: armw7353 at colorado dot edu 

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As a learning scientist, I study learners engagement and design learning environments with tools like technologies, games, and hands-on artifacts. In my interdisciplinary research, I focus on the intersection of learning sciences, technologies and digital media, design-based methods, and critical STEM (ethics, equity, and societial aspects of engagement with STEM). Most recently I have been studying co-design processes towards equity in Artificial Intelligence Education.

I am a Research Associate in learning sciences,  co-design metholdogy, AI technology literacies, and equity in NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science. Most recently, I have been working  on participatory and co-design based metholdogies to study and implement justice oriented AI-literacies units with youth and teachers in classrooms and out of school workshops. I am also examining collaborative learning processes during learners-teachers interactions in the co-design and implementation phases. 

I completed my PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University in 2021 and my master's degree at ASU MLFTC in Educational Technology. I was a Fulbright Scholar at ASU (2015-2017) and fellow of the Interdisiciplinary Enrichment Fellowship (2017-2018). In ASU, I worked at Center for Science and the Imagination. I earned my bachelor's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Business Admininstration and Education in 2014. 

Selected Public Presentations

We Are Data on Ars Electronica

Direct link to speakers contribution

Presented in: Cairotronica Festival of Electronic and New Media Arts & IMPAKT, Centre for Media Culture.

نحو تعزيز النهج التشاركي في عمل المؤسسات

(in Arabic) والمتاحف، مؤسسة القطان

Topic: Participatory research and design for science learning in informal environments. Organized by Science Studio at Qattan Foundation.