Tinker Tailor Solder Ply: Why Makers Rule in EDU
“Learning by doing.” Sure, it may be a tired cliche in education theories. But in reality, it can be more fun and engaging than, say, sitting in a classroom. Whether it involves taking apart a hairdryer or programming light-up LED shoes, hands-on education is one way to equip today’s students with the know-how and skills to remain competitive--and creative--in the 21st century workforce. Hear how Makers are helping kids unlock their creativity while applying their STEM know-hows--and in so doing shape how we rethink the value and purpose of an education.
- How does making and tinkering influence the way we think about how we teach and engage students?
- How can the Maker culture influence our thinking about the purpose of education--and especially how we assess students?
- Is the Maker culture fundamentally at odds with the school culture as it exists today? (Bridging the gap between garages and classrooms / Classroom time & budget constraints)
- Dale Dougherty, Founder, Make Magazine
- Katie Rast, Program Director, FabLab San Diego
- Karl Wendt, Doctoral Fellow, Khan Academy
Kris Hattori, Project Manager, EdSurge
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