Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature, by Shirin Vossoughi and Bronwyn Bevan
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A commissioned paper by the National Academies Board on Science Education explores the literature and state of informal (and some formal) STEM learning in this paper. It's a good literature review for anyone looking for support for making and tinkering in education.
Quoted from "Conditions of Learning" - "Young people can be—and want to be—fully engaged learners. The evaluation research on longstanding school networks that put these principles into practice—like Expeditionary Learning, Big Picture, Early College High School, and High Tech High—finds deeply engaged students motivated to do their best"
Just outside Havana, in the childhood bedroom of illustrator Edel Rodriguez, a washing machine engine welded to a boat propeller has become a makeshift fan. This kind of cobbled-together contraption is common in Cuba. So are stoves that run on … Continue reading →
This was originally posted on Rafi Santo’s blog. Rafi is Co-Project Lead on Hive Research Lab, an applied research partner of Hive NYC and a collaboration between Indiana University and New York University. If you’re interested in the intersection of the maker movement, education and equity, take a half an hour and watch the video …