Making in informal and formal settings

Authors Gerald van Dijk, Elwin Savelsbergh
Published in R.M. Klapwijk, J. Gu, Q. Yang & M.J. de Vries (Eds.). Maker education meets technology education: reflections on good practices
Publication date 2023
Research groups Curriculumvraagstukken Funderend Onderwijs
Type Boek

Summary

The maker movement is increasingly finding its way into informal and formal educational settings. This chapter welcomes that trend and reflects on the cases in this book through five lenses, whereby informal and formal settings are contrasted. The first lens focuses on the development of a maker identity. In the formal setting in Delft (The Netherlands), for instance, students are expected to develop a professional engineering identity, which calls for certain task characteristics and a learning environment that differs from informal settings. The second lens focuses on what in being learnt: maker skills can be a learning objective in itself but making can also be a vehicle to learn other things. The third lens is about ‘what drives learners, what is motivating?’ The fourth lens is concerned with the value of working with tangible objects, and the use of different types of materials. Lastly, ways to sustain ‘making in education’, for instance by means of collaboration between learners, teachers and stakeholders is a lens that is used to shed light on contrasts between formal and informal settings.

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  • Gerald van Dijk | onderzoeker | Lectoraat Didactiek van het Bèta- en Technologieonderwijs
    Gerald van Dijk
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    • Research group: Curriculumvraagstukken Funderend Onderwijs
  • Elwin Savelsbergh | lector | lectoraat Didactiek van het Bèta- en Technologieonderwijs
    Elwin Savelsbergh
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    • Research group: Curriculumvraagstukken Funderend Onderwijs

Language Engels
Published in R.M. Klapwijk, J. Gu, Q. Yang & M.J. de Vries (Eds.). Maker education meets technology education: reflections on good practices
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:9789004681910
Key words maker education, technology education
Digital Object Identifier 10.1163/9789004681910_014
Page range 202-218

Gerald van Dijk

Gerald van Dijk | onderzoeker | Lectoraat Didactiek van het Bèta- en Technologieonderwijs

Gerald van Dijk

  • Onderzoeker
  • Research group: Curriculumvraagstukken Funderend Onderwijs