Making Sense of Making: Defining Learning Practices in MAKE Magazine

Friday, May 20, 2016
Resource Type:
Edited Chapter | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Children's Museum of PIttsburgh, University of Pittsburgh

Born from individual basement tinkerers and garage-mechanic hobbyists, the Maker Movement has evolved to support a strong community among makers. Makers increasingly gather together in makerspaces, hackerspaces, tech shops, and fab labs, where groups composed of diverse ages, genders and backgrounds are motivated to learn with and from one another how to use and combine materials, tools, processes, and disciplinary practices in novel ways. The growth of the international Maker Faires’ annual showcases of makers’ inventions and investigations have become celebrated meccas of maker culture, attracting hundreds of thousands of makers of all ages and interests. And, finally, makers widely disseminate projects, culture, and ideals through MAKE Magazine and online communities such as,,, and others.

Publication Name: 
Makeology: Makers as Learners (Volume 2)

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