Any great idea can become misrepresented when applied outside the paradigm it was created in. In the world of education, we can find evidence in buzzwords and phrases that have been so overused as to almost lose their meaning, like personalized learning, voice and choice, mastery, and more.
When it comes to maker education, a similar story has developed. At Maker Ed, they’re committed to ensuring the application of their tools and resources come within the boundaries of the learner-centered paradigm they originated from. Maker Ed “envisions every young person having equitable access to engaging learning experiences that collectively develop their skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking, and that recognize and value their ability to experience and influence their world.” Central to their work is cultivating a community of makers who can share, iterate, and evolve their ideas to create high-impact, learner-centered experiences for every child that comes into contact with a maker education opportunity. To learn more about what they can provide your learners, check out the links below.