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ERIC Number: EJ1160841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Making and Mentors: What It Takes to Make Them Better Together
Kekelis, Linda; Ryoo, Jean J.; McLeod, Emily
Afterschool Matters, n26 p8-17 Fall 2017
"Making" as an educational approach holds promise both for introducing mentors into STEM programming and for showing girls new pathways into STEM (Wittemyer & Gill, 2014). With its merger of cutting-edge technology and traditional arts and crafts, "Making" can help girls learn about electronics, robotics, metalwork, woodwork, sewing, and many other fabrication techniques. It can also attract mentors who have both technical expertise and personal interest in the creative aspects of "Making." This research-practice partnership focused on an afterschool "Making" program for high school girls. The article reveals promising practices for supporting mentors in STEM-oriented "Making" programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1238253; DRL1626365