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SXSWedu 2013

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.

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  1. How does making and tinkering influence the way we think about how we teach and engage students?
  2. How can the Maker culture influence our thinking about the purpose of education--and especially how we assess students?
  3. 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)



Kris Hattori, Project Manager, EdSurge

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: DIY and Maker
  • Level: Intermediate
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