The Learning Practices of Making: An Evolving Framework for Design

Monday, December 1, 2014
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs
Pre-K Children (0-5) | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum/ISE Professionals
Art, music, and theater | Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

This report applies a practice-based approach to learning and making in the context of a museum makerspace (The Makeshop at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh). This perspective draws upon theories of cultural and social learning, which assert an understanding of learning as fundamentally tied to the social and cultural contexts in which it occurs and focuses on the "practices" that define learning communities. The practices identified in this report are observable and/or reportable evidence of learners' engagement in making as a learning process.


Team Members

Lisa BrahmsLisa BrahmsAuthor
Peter WardripPeter WardripAuthor

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