Girl Behind the Lens

WHAT IS MAKER EDUCATION?

Turning Interest Into Action

Maker education is a movement in education where students learn through hands on, experiential, project and problem-based activities. Within most makerspaces, students can be found doing an array of activities, everything from crafts to coding and building robots. A few of the key tenants of maker education include problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, upcycling, application, and peer-to-peer learning. Maker education is interdisciplinary in scope. It can be used in any subject from reading and math to social studies and language arts. Most importantly, it allows students to be active participants in their education.