Over the past six weeks in CEP 811 I have learned about constructivism and Maker Education by reviewing the research that supports this type of instruction. More importantly, during the past six weeks I have become a Maker as I created a remix video, an interactive cell model and a SketchUp of my ideal classroom. This week, I created an infographic using Easelly to inspire and encourage educators to incorporate a maker mentality in their classroom.
My infographic focused on the following reasons why Maker Education can improve student learning.
- Maker Education provides authentic and relevant tasks.
- Maker Education is active and engaging.
- Maker Education builds community in classrooms, schools and beyond.
- Maker Education strengthens students metacognitive abilities.
- Maker Education supports student choice and leads to a type of personalized learning.
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References for Infographic
Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R. (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school. National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309070368.
Culatta, R. (2013, January). Reimagining Learning: Richard Culatta at TEDxBeaconStreet [Video File]. Retrived from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0uAuonMXrg.
Halverson, E.R. & Sheridan, K. (2014). The maker movement in education. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 495-465.
O’Donnell, A. (2012). Constructivism. In APA Educational Psychology Handbook: Vol. 1. Theories, Constructs, and Critical Issues. K. R. Harris, S. Graham, and T. Urdan (Editors-in-Chief). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. DOI: 10.1037/13273-003.
Sheridan, K. Halverson, E.R., Litts, B.K., Brahms, L, Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Owens, T. (2014) Learning in the making: A comparative case-study of three makerspaces. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 505-565.
Yelon, S. L. (2001). Goal-Directed Instructional Design: A Practical Guide to Instructional Planning for Teachers and Trainers. Michigan State University: Self-published, Not in electronic format.
2 thoughts on “Maker Education Can Improve Student Learning”
This infographic is an excellent synthesis of important implications of the maker movement in education. It’s very visually appealing as well. I knew you would enjoy and excel in 811!
Thanks! I appreciate the comment! 811 has been very challenging but I have learned a ton! I’m still excited to continue this journey 🙂