Making Is Fun but Are They Learning?: Equity in Science Education
Making looks and feels like fun. But what are young people learning? And how do educators make Making a rich and inclusive process for all?
This video shares findings from a research-practice partnership, called the California Tinkering Afterschool Network, that brought together STEM researchers and afterschool Maker educators to co-investigate how Making activities could support more equitable approaches to STEM learning, and what kinds of professional learning educators needed to make Making productive and equitable for all learners. Read more about the research project and our findings in our attached report.
This partnership is part of the Research + Practice Collaboratory (researchandpractice.org), funded by NSF Award #DUE-1238253.
Download: CTAN Research Report: Making as a Strategy for Afterschool STEM Learning