Maker Education

Authors Gerald van Dijk , Arjan van der Meij , Elwin Savelsbergh
Published in P. J. Williams & D. Barlex (Eds.), Pedagogy for Technology Education in Secondary Schools: Research Informed Perspectives for Classroom Teachers
Publication date 2020
Research groups Research group Science and Technology Education
Type Book

Summary

Over the past decade, the maker movement and in its slipstream maker education have attained worldwide popularity among educators, politicians, and the media. Makers’ enthusiasm for creative design and construction, using old and new tools has proven contagious, and is worth exploration and critical reflection by the community of engineering and technology education (ETE). This chapter describes what has been said about “making” by philosophers and educators; what maker education is, and what is new and not so new about it; why it has gained momentum; what the evidence is about its effectiveness and its possible weaknesses; and how mainstream technology education may benefit from maker education. This chapter concludes with ideas for a research agenda.

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Gerald van Dijk | Researcher | Research group Science and Technology Education
    Gerald van Dijk
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Research group Science and Technology Education
  • Elwin Savelsbergh | Professor | Research group Science and Technology Education
    Elwin Savelsbergh
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Research group Science and Technology Education

Language English
Published in P. J. Williams & D. Barlex (Eds.), Pedagogy for Technology Education in Secondary Schools: Research Informed Perspectives for Classroom Teachers
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:978-3-030-41548-8
Key words maker education, technology education, secondary education
Digital Object Identifier https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41548-8_5
Page range 83-98