Dr. Areej Mawasi studies learners engagement and designs learning environments with tools like technologies, games, and hands-on artifacts. In her research, she focuses on the intersection of learning sciences, technologies and digital media, design-based methods, and critical Science and Technology education. Most recently she has been studying co-design processes towards equity in Artificial Intelligence Education and learners interactivity in transdisciplinary learning environments.
Areej was a Postdoc Research Associate in learning sciences, co-design methodology, AI technology literacies, and equity in NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science. Areej has been working on participatory and co-design based methodologies to study and implement justice oriented AI-literacies units with youth and teachers in classrooms and out of school workshops.
Areej completed her PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University in 2021 and her master’s degree at ASU MLFTC in Educational Technology. Areej was a Fulbright Scholar at ASU and fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship. In ASU, Areej worked at Center for Science and the Imagination, focusing on learning sciences and public engagement with science & technology research. Areej has BA degree in Business Administration and Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Outside of academia, Areej is publicly engaged in writing about topics around technology in society and education. She also gives lectures and facilitates workshops on educational equity, future of technology, and design.