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Maker-centered learning : empowering young people to shape their worlds

Edward P. Clapp (Author), Jessica Ross (Author), Jennifer Oxman Ryan (Author), Shari Tishman (Author)
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
Print Book, English, 2017
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Jossey-Bass ; John Wiley & Sons, San Francisco, CA, Hoboken, NJ, 2017
xxi, 224 pages ; 24 cm
9781119259701, 1119259703
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