Integration of Maker Movement into Education
For educators and schools that are admirer of student centered teaching model, Maker Movement is able to be hope and giant footstep on the right way. Maker Movement may let us study again on our schools in terms of innovation and creativity. Cheapness of new generation technological tools has capacity to make live renaissance on the lessons i.e. Computer Skills, Science, Technology & Design. For someone, it is revolution of industry, resist to consumer culture and democratization of knowledge. There are three main elements need to integrate
Maker Movement into education. First and easiest one is tools. Tools concept is wide enough for someone to realize his/her project, all materials that used in project can be considered as tools. Second fundamental element is values, beliefs and rules of Movement. Achievement of this movement depends on its decisiveness about cooperation (ecosystem) of followers, sharing ideas and projects among followers and helping others. Since executive education system and exams cause to make students more competitive and full of theoretical knowledge. Third main element of The Movement is community. Online community serves as digital learning conditions that followers can share programs of their products and their designs. Community followers can be together in schools, museums and library as a maker space to improve knowledge related to their subject or they may do the same things online situation.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0152
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada