This is Our Moment
This is the paper accompanying Gary Stager’s plenary address at the 3rd International Constructionism Conference in Vienna, Austria, August 19-23, 2014. (Link to video)
Abstract – In this plenary address, the speaker will share three societal trends that validate and vindicate decades of leadership by the constructionism community. The growing acceptance of learning-by-making represented by the maker movement, a newfound advocacy for children learning computer programming, and even the global education crisis, real or imagined, are evidence of predictions and efforts made by constructionists being realized. This conference offers a brief opportunity for celebration before returning to the “hard fun” required to harness the momentum of these trends and improve the learning ecology.
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