ERIC Number: EJ1048053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Reference Count: 28
The Maker Movement in Education
Halverson, Erica Rosenfeld; Sheridan, Kimberly M.
Harvard Educational Review, v84 n4 p495-504 Win 2014
In this essay, Erica Halverson and Kimberly Sheridan provide the context for research on the maker movement as they consider the emerging role of making in education. The authors describe the theoretical roots of the movement and draw connections to related research on formal and informal education. They present points of tension between making and formal education practices as they come into contact with one another, exploring whether the newness attributed to the maker movement is really all that new and reflecting on its potential pedagogical impacts on teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Design, Design Crafts, Educational Research, Essays, Informal Education, Conventional Instruction, Educational Practices, Activism, Definitions, Creative Activities, Creativity, Innovation, Influences, Educational Change, Progressive Education, Communities of Practice, Professional Identity, Educational Development, Educational History, Intellectual History
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