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dc.contributor.authorBranigan-Pipe, Zoe
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T19:18:35Z
dc.date.available2017-09-08T19:18:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/12972
dc.description.abstractThis major research paper is a narrative account of Makerspaces and my experiences as a teacher who has embraced this pedagogy. Educational reformers are calling for a dramatic shift in educational practice to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner. A Makerspace is an innovative 21st Century concept and describes a space where people can meet to share ideas, collaborate, invent and use hands-on approaches. It is a do-it-yourself movement that often involves technology, such as a 3-D printer, but also may involve knitting needles and a sewing machine. I examine the content, processes and guiding pedagogies within Makerspaces in education. Alternative forms of education such as Reggio Emilia, Waldorf and Montessori are explored to make connections to the Maker Culture. Chapter 4 offers an e-book that is intended as an educator resource. This resource may help educators and school leaders to implement a Makerspace in their own contexts.en_US
dc.subjectMakerspacesen_US
dc.subjectLearning spacesen_US
dc.subjectReggio Emiliaen_US
dc.subjectMaker Cultureen_US
dc.subjectConstructionismen_US
dc.titleA Holistic Approach to Makerspaces and Pedagogy: Linking 20th Century Pedagogy with the 21st Century Makerspace Classroomen_US


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