This article examines the ways in which maker education is student-centered. At it’s heart, maker education supports the belief that children learn best when they are involved, engaged, in community, and are drivers of their own learning. The Director of Partnerships and Development at Maker Ed, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting maker education and maker educators, clarifies many misconceptions about maker education and discusses how maker education fits into the learner-centered ecosystem.
This article is very useful for anyone working in the education sphere as it will help solidify understanding of a practice gaining popularity. Those looking to incorporate maker education into their schools will also gain ideas on how to stay true to the core learner-centered tenants of the movement during implementation.
Source Organization: Education Reimagined