Meaningful Making

Meaningful Making

Meaningful Making is a podcast that unpacks the world of maker education - brought to you by the FabLearn Fellows.

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    Episode 6: Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn

    Sam is joined by Tracy Rudzitis (2014 FabLearn Fellow) and chats with Betty Elias (UMass Dartmouth), Tyla Smart (University of New Hampshire), and Naeem Wilson (UMass Dartmouth) from Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn about their experience as college mentors , designing making experiences for youth of color in Boston.

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    Episode 5: From East Palo Alto to Kigali, Rwanda

    Sam talks to Nico Janik and Alphonse Habyarimana about creative capacity-building, fidget spinners, and designing professional development opportunities for maker-educators

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    Episode 4: The 3Cs of Maker Education (Part 2)

    This is the first of two webinars where we explore the three Cs that underline maker pedagogy, which are constructionism, constructivism and critical pedagogy. In this webinar, the FabLearn Director Paulo Blikstein sits down with a group of the FabLearn Fellows and the Principal Advisor Sylvia Martinez to delve deep into the 3Cs.

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    Episode 3: The Three Cs of Maker Education

    In this episode, we share webinar where we discussed a paper by the late and great Edith Ackerman called Constructing Knowledge and Transforming the World. This is the first of two webinars where we explore the three Cs that underline maker pedagogy, which are constructionism, constructivism and critical pedagogy.

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    Episode 2 - Making in Younger Classrooms

    Sam, Daniel, and Andrew invite Angie O'Malley, David Hann, and Sarah Emerson to take over the podcast and talk about designing hands-on projects with accessibility and integration in mind.

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    Episode 1 - Design Make Teach

    Josh Ajima (Virginia, USA) joins Daniel and Sam to talk about ways of scaling up maker education, diversity in digital fabrication, and ways to design a makerspace from scratch.

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    Episode 0 - Computer As Material

    Andrew Carle, Daniel Schermele, and Sam Phillips discuss Seymour Papert's seminal essay COMPUTER AS MATERIAL in this podcast pilot.