PhD HCC – LST Reading List

CS Education

  1. Brennan, Karen, and Mitchel Resnick. "New frameworks for studying and assessing the development of computational thinking." Proceedings of the 2012 annual meeting of the American educational research association, Vancouver, Canada. Vol. 1. 2012.
  2. Guzdial, Mark. "Why is it so hard to learn to program." Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It. O’Reilly Media (2010): 111-124.
  3. Magerko, Brian, et al. "Earsketch: A steam-based approach for underrepresented populations in high school computer science education." ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) 16.4 (2016): 1-25.
  4. Noss, Richard, and Celia Hoyles. “Cultures and Change”, and “A Window on Schools” In Windows on mathematical meanings: Learning cultures and computers. 1996.


Diversity Equity and Inclusion

  1. DiSalvo, Betsy, et al. "Saving face while geeking out: Video game testing as a justification for learning computer science." Journal of the Learning Sciences 23.3 (2014): 272-315.
  2. Ladson-Billings, Gloria, and William F. Tate. "Toward a critical race theory of education." Critical race theory in education. Routledge, 2016. 10-31.
  3. Ladson-Billings, Gloria. "Culturally relevant pedagogy 2.0: aka the remix." Harvard educational review 84.1 (2014): 74-84.
  4. Kohl, Herbert R. I won't learn from you. 1994. pp. 1-32 [Link: ]
  5. McGee, Ebony O., and Danny B. Martin. "“You would not believe what I have to go through to prove my intellectual value!” Stereotype management among academically successful Black mathematics and engineering students." American Educational Research Journal 48.6 (2011): 1347-1389.
  6. Steele, Claude M. "A threat in the air: How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance." American psychologist52.6 (1997): 613.
  7. Vossoughi, Shirin, Paula K. Hooper, and Meg Escudé. "Making through the lens of culture and power: Toward transformative visions for educational equity." Harvard Educational Review 86.2 (2016): 206-232.


Specific Context

  1. Roberts, Jessica, et al. "Digital exhibit labels in museums: promoting visitor engagement with cultural artifacts." Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018.
  2. Bruff, Derek O., et al. "Wrapping a MOOC: Student perceptions of an experiment in blended learning." Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 9.2 (2013): 187.

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  1. Goel, Ashok K., and David A. Joyner. An experiment in teaching cognitive systems online.  In International Journal for Scholarship of Technology-Enhanced Learning 1(1). 2016. [Link:;sequence=1 ]



  1. Brown, Ann L. "Design experiments: Theoretical and methodological challenges in creating complex interventions in classroom settings." The journal of the learning sciences 2.2 (1992): 141-178.
  2. Shapiro, Ben. "Integrative visualization: exploring data collected in collaborative learning contexts." In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference for Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. 2019.


Pedagogical and Design Approaches

  1. Barron, Brigid JS, et al. "Doing with understanding: Lessons from research on problem-and project-based learning." Journal of the learning sciences 7.3-4 (1998): 271-311.
  2. Edelson, Daniel C., Douglas N. Gordin, and Roy D. Pea. "Addressing the challenges of inquiry-based learning through technology and curriculum design." Journal of the learning sciences 8.3-4 (1999): 391-450.
  3. Enyedy, Noel, Joshua A. Danish, and David DeLiema. "Constructing liminal blends in a collaborative augmented-reality learning environment." International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 10.1 (2015): 7-34.
  4. Koedinger, Kenneth R., et al. "Intelligent tutoring goes to school in the big city." International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education 8.1 (1997): 30-43. [Link: ]
  5. Kolodner, Janet L., et al. "6 Theory and Practice of Case-Based Learning Aids." Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments (2012): 142.
  6. Quintana, Chris, et al. "A scaffolding design framework for software to support science inquiry." The journal of the learning sciences 13.3 (2004): 337-386.
  7. Roberts, Jessica, et al. "Interpreting data from within: Supporting humandata interaction in museum exhibits through perspective taking." Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children. 2014.
  8. Rosé, Carolyn, et al. "Analyzing collaborative learning processes automatically: Exploiting the advances of computational linguistics in computer-supported collaborative learning." International journal of computer-supported collaborative learning 3.3 (2008): 237-271.
  9. Soloway, Elliot, Mark Guzdial, and Kenneth E. Hay. "Learner-centered design: The challenge for HCI in the 21st century." interactions 1.2 (1994): 36-48.



  1. Ames, Morgan G. "Hackers, computers, and cooperation: A critical history of logo and constructionist learning." Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction2.CSCW (2018): 1-19.
  2. Chi, Michelene TH, and Rod D. Roscoe. "The processes and challenges of conceptual change." Reconsidering conceptual change: Issues in theory and practice. Springer, Dordrecht, 2002. 3-27.
  3. DiSessa, Andrea A., and Paul Cobb. "Ontological innovation and the role of theory in design experiments." The journal of the learning sciences 13.1 (2004): 77-103.
  4. Papert, Seymour. Children, computers and powerful ideas. New York, NY: Basic Books. 1990. (Introduction only)  [Book link: ]
  5. Papert, Seymour. "Situating constructionism." Constructionism 36.2 (1991): 1-11.
  6. Rogoff, Barbara. "Developing understanding of the idea of communities of learners." Mind, culture, and activity 1.4 (1994): 209-229.

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  1. Scardamalia, Marlene. "Collective cognitive responsibility for the advancement of knowledge." Liberal education in a knowledge society 97 (2002): 67-98.
  2. Shaffer, David Williamson, and Mitchel Resnick. "" Thick" authenticity: New media and authentic learning." Journal of interactive learning research 10.2 (1999): 195-216. [Link: ]
  3. Smith III, John P., Andrea A. Disessa, and Jeremy Roschelle. "Misconceptions reconceived: A constructivist analysis of knowledge in transition." The journal of the learning sciences3.2 (1994): 115-163.
  4. Thagard, Paul. Mind: Introduction to cognitive science. MIT press, 2005.
  5. Vattam, Swaroop S., et al. "Understanding complex natural systems by articulating structure-behavior-function models." Journal of Educational Technology & Society 14.1 (2011): 66-81.

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  1. Wertsch, James V. Vygotsky and the social formation of mind. Harvard University Press, 1988. (Chapter 3, "The Social Origins of Higher Mental Functions." and Chapter 6, "Semiotic Mechanisms in Vygotsky's Genetic Law of Cultural Development.")
  2. Yeager, David Scott, and Carol S. Dweck. "Mindsets that promote resilience: When students believe that personal characteristics can be developed." Educational psychologist47.4 (2012): 302-314.