Adam Papendieck

The University of Texas at Austin

As a Lecturer and Writer in Residence at UT Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences, Adam teaches and studies learning, communication and the social impact of science and technology. He is a learning scientist and action researcher with over 15 years of experience engaging technology for education, capacity-building and collective action. His current research is focused on connected learning and innovation in contemporary open and participatory networks, and he is particularly interested in how connected individuals craft narratives of interests, values and identity to position themselves in value-laden research and innovation networks that may not be clearly organized by disciplinary norms and goals. Adam has a PhD in Learning Technologies from the University of Texas at Austin, an MPH in International Health from Tulane University and a BA in Philosophy and Biology from Macalester College. A recent editor of the Texas Education Review, he has reviewed for and published in a variety of scholarly journals, and regularly presents work at conferences for the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), the American Education Research Association (AERA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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Conference Presentations (2)

Geoscience Research Collaborations for Student Success (GeoRCSS) part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday:Poster Session III
Geosciences Research Collaborations for Student Success (GeoRCSS) is a unique partnership between Austin Community College (ACC) and the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at The University of Texas at Austin to ...

Creating a Personal Pathway Map Toward a Geoscience Career part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Oral Sessions:Thursday A
The Geological Society of America (GSA) On To the Future (OTF) initiative helps build a diverse geoscience community by engaging groups traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences. During the OTF workshop at ...

Other Contributions (2)

Storytelling for Change in the Geosciences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Morning Workshops:Storytelling for Change in the Geosciences
This workshop is based on the HHMI-funded Geoscience Ambassadors program at UT Austin. The aim of the workshop is to share ways of embedding personal storytelling in courses and programs to develop a high context ...

Curiosity to Question: A New Model for Disciplinarily Diverse and Inclusive Course-Based Research Experiences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Afternoon Workshops
Curiosity to Question (CtQ) is an emerging model for course-based research experiences that are diverse by design. By recruiting for diverse identities and disciplines, and by emphasizing open inquiry, peer ...