Paper on Makerspaces Published in Journal: Negotiating Tensions Between Instruction and Construction

Paper on Makerspaces Published in Journal: Negotiating Tensions Between Instruction and Construction

Date
Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Michael Tan
Dr Michael Tan

Dr Michael Tan, Research Scientist from the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice at OER, published a paper titled “When Makerspaces Meet School: Negotiating Tensions Between Instruction and Construction” in the Journal of Science Education and Technology.

In the paper, which arose from an OER project “Characterising Epistemic Engineering Practices in a School Makerspace”, he reported on a case study of a school which designed a learning organisation around a makerspace built upon a hacker model of learning. While it may appear that less ‘teaching’ is required, the tasks required to effectively remove the supports, and yet achieve learning, are non-trivial indeed.

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