#lrnchat January 30 – Learning by Making

In last week’s #LRNCHAT we talked about looking beyond creativity to cultivate imagination and learning. For this week’s #LRNCHAT we expand on one of the ideas we touched last week – learning by making. One of the trends in the ‘learning by making’ trend is the Maker Movement.

Maker Movement – Part of the maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY (Do It Yourself) culture. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. (Wikipedia)

Here are some readings on the Maker Movement and ‘Learning by Making.’

http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/06/education-maker-technology.html
http://www.raisinggeeks.com/blog/maker-movement/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brit-morin/what-is-the-maker-movemen_b_3201977.html
http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/constructionism-reborn/