ERIC Number: EJ1137523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Defining and Differentiating the Makerspace
Dousay, Tonia A.
Educational Technology, v57 n2 p69-74 Mar-Apr 2017
Many resources now punctuate the maker movement landscape. However, some schools and communities still struggle to understand this burgeoning movement. How do we define these spaces and differentiate them from previous labs and shops? Through a multidimensional framework, stakeholders should consider how the structure, access, staffing, and tools available impact learning that occurs and how to sustain these facilities. Adopting such an approach forces administrators to shift from a low-risk mindset to one that encourages risk-taking and nontraditional systems thinking.
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Change, Advocacy, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Design Preferences, Definitions, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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