American Perspectives on Learning Communities and Opportunities in the Maker Movement, 1st Edition

  • Bradley S. Barker
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  • ISBN-10: 1522583114
  • ISBN-13: 9781522583110
  • DDC: 371.390973
  • 396 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The maker movement culture emphasizes informal, peer-led, and shared learning, while driving innovation. Even though some experts view the maker movement as a move backward to pre-industrial revolution manufacturing, the purpose of making is not to have an abundance of tools in one space; rather, it is about helping participants create personally meaningful projects with the help of mentors, experts, and peers in ad-hoc learning communities. American Perspectives on Learning Communities and Opportunities in the Maker Movement is an essential reference source that discusses the maker movement in the United States, artisanal perspectives, and the learning-through-doing perspective. Featuring research on topics such as educational spaces, management, creativity labs, makerspaces, and operating procedures, this book is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, artisans, academicians, researchers, manufacturing professionals, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
Informal Learning Communities in Museums.
1: KID Museum.
3: Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium.
Educational Spaces/Libraries.
4: Assemble.
5: Digital Harbor Foundation.
6: The Fairfield Makerspace.
7: Nebraska Innovation Studio.
8: Lighthouse Creativity Lab.
9: Johnson County Library Makerspace.
Community Spaces.
10: Open Works.
11: Station North Tool Library.
12: NOVA Labs.
13: Deep Green Machines.
14: Columbia Gadget Works.
Appendix 1.
Appendix 2.
About the Author.