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Maker Spaces in Libraries

Interesting article from Mind/Shift that talks to the ‘why’ of maker spaces in the library. 

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/11/harvard-wants-to-know-how-does-making-shape-kids-brains/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29

Snippet: “A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project One, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. It’s closely aligned with the idea of design thinking and the Maker Movement that’s quickly taking shape in progressive education circles.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 9, 2012, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

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