As we have noted previously, there are many roads to take to bring making and design to learners. Those who want to explore the avenue of engineering and programming in relation to making and tinkering in the classroom are in capable hands with Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager, authors of Invent to Learn. Within this incredibly comprehensive text, Martinez and Stager present a compelling argument that the time is ripe for maker-/design-based learning.
Agency by Design is a project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that is investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. They have produced a great deal of resources and articles useful to any educator doing “making” in education. Read the whole review >>>