Creativity Through "Maker" Experiences and Design Thinking in the Education of Librarians

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Library Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, Higher Education Programs
Audience: 
Undergraduate/Graduate Students | General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Organization:
University of Pittsburgh
Description: 

The article presents the makerspaces in libraries where informal, collaborative learning can occur through hands-on creation using any combination of technology, industrial arts and fine arts not readily available for home use. It cites the underlying goal of a makerspace to encourage innovation and creativity via the use of technology and offer a place where everything can be nurtured. It notes a growing interest in design thinking afforded by makerspaces.

Citation
ISSN:
1094-9046
Publication Name: 
Knowledge Quest
Volume: 
42
Number: 
5
Page Number: 
58

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