Tuesday, 30 October 2018
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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