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Maker-centered learning : empowering young people to shape their worlds / Edward P. Clapp, Jessica Ross, Jennifer O. Ryan, Shari Tishman ; foreword by Ron Berger ; afterword by Wendy Donner.

by Clapp, Edward P [author.]; Ross, Jessica [author.]; Ryan, Jennifer Oxman [author.]; Tishman, Shari [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2017Edition: First edition.Description: xxi, 224 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781119259701; 1119259703.Subject(s): Maker movement in education | Active learning | Student-centered learningDDC classification: 371.39
Contents:
Exploring the benefits of maker-centered learning -- Teaching and learning in the maker-centered classroom -- Developing a sense of maker empowerment -- Developing a sensitivity to design -- Maker-centered teaching and learning in action.
Summary: Written by a team of experts from the Agency by Design initiative at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, this important resource identifies the core educational practices and ideas that define maker-centered learning, and introduces the essential concepts of maker empowerment and sensitivity to design. The text explores the key characteristics of the educational environments and instructional designs under which maker-centered learning thrives, and describes unique thinking routines that foster the primary maker capacities of looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity. In addition, the authors identify the kinds of educational interventions that can support thoughtful reflection around maker-centered learning and the made dimensions of our world. Designed to be flexible, the framework for maker-centered learning presented by the Agency by Design team can be applied in a variety of environments.--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Exploring the benefits of maker-centered learning -- Teaching and learning in the maker-centered classroom -- Developing a sense of maker empowerment -- Developing a sensitivity to design -- Maker-centered teaching and learning in action.

Written by a team of experts from the Agency by Design initiative at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, this important resource identifies the core educational practices and ideas that define maker-centered learning, and introduces the essential concepts of maker empowerment and sensitivity to design. The text explores the key characteristics of the educational environments and instructional designs under which maker-centered learning thrives, and describes unique thinking routines that foster the primary maker capacities of looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity. In addition, the authors identify the kinds of educational interventions that can support thoughtful reflection around maker-centered learning and the made dimensions of our world. Designed to be flexible, the framework for maker-centered learning presented by the Agency by Design team can be applied in a variety of environments.--Publisher's description.

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