Chapter 2Teaching and Learning in the Maker-Centered Classroom

Chapter One considered how educators think about the benefits and outcomes of maker-centered learning. In contrast with the arguments focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and economics often heard in the popular press, we offered an alternative narrative about the real benefits of maker-centered learning experiences that have to do with helping young people develop a sense of agency and build character. In this chapter we further explore how maker educators structure their teaching and learning experiences by addressing the second core question of this book: What are some of the key characteristics of the educational environments and instructional designs ...

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