Designing critical case studies for place-based, three-dimensional learning




In the histories of our unique places lie stories that have been silenced. While science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have often been weaponized against the land and its children, science and engineering practices offer powerful and underused tools to investigate the impact of oppressive systems on past, present, and future generations. Critical inquiry case studies employ historical narratives and a three-dimensional framework to support teachers’ and students’ awareness of oppressive systems and create opportunities to envision a different future. During this interactive workshop, participants will engage in an abbreviated critical inquiry case study, analyze its construction, and consider how they might adapt this method for their own unique settings

Session Recording


June 29th, 2022, 2:45pm–3:45pm HST

Location: Moʻolelo (Gather.Town)

  • Lenora Crabtree
    Cato College of Education, University of North Carolina Charlotte