1st Edition

Makeology Makers as Learners (Volume 2)

    268 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    268 Pages 59 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Makeology introduces the emerging landscape of the Maker Movement and its connection to interest-driven learning. While the movement is fueled in part by new tools, technologies, and online communities available to today’s makers, its simultaneous emphasis on engaging the world through design and sharing with others harkens back to early educational predecessors including Froebel, Dewey, Montessori, and Papert. Makers as Learners (Volume 2) highlights leading researchers and practitioners as they discuss and share current perspectives on the Maker movement and research on educational outcomes in makerspaces. Each chapter closes with a set of practical takeaways for educators, researchers, and parents.


    Sherry Hsi


    Chapter 1: Introduction to this volume

    Kylie Peppler, Erica Rosenfeld Halverson, & Yasmin B. Kafai

    Section 1: The Cultures and Identities of Makers

    Chapter 2: Making Sense of Making: Defining Learning Practices of MAKE Magazine

    Lisa Brahms & Kevin Crowley

    Chapter 3: Making, Thinking, and Understanding: A Dispositional Approach to Maker-Centered Learning

    Jennifer Oxman Ryan, Edward P. Clapp, Jessica Ross, & Shari Tishman

    Chapter 4: Making Matters: A Framework for Assessing Digital Media Citizenship

    Brigid Barron & Caitlin Martin

    Chapter 5: Is Sewing a "Girl’s Sport"? Addressing Gender Issues in Making with Electronic Textiles

    Kristin Searle, Deborah Fields, & Yasmin B. Kafai

    Chapter 6: Motivation for Making

    Natalie Rusk

    Section 2: The Tools and Materials of Makers

    Chapter 7: From a Movie to a Movement: Caine’s Arcade and the Imagination Foundation

    Mike McGalliard

    Chapter 8: Electronics Meets Textiles: Sewing the Way to Powerful New Ideas about Technology

    Sophia Bender

    Chapter 9: Bridging Crafting and Computing in Making: Designing Interactive Touchpads and Board Games with MaKey MaKey

    Veena Vasudevan & Yasmin B. Kafai

    Chapter 10: The Big Idea is Their Idea

    Karen Wilkinson, Luigi Anzivino, & Mike Petrich

    Section 3: Connecting Making to the Disciplines

    Chapter 11: Making as a Pathway to Engineering and Design

    Lee Martin & Colin Dixon

    Chapter 12: Making, Tinkering, and Computational Literacy

    Matthew Berland

    Chapter 13: ReMaking Arts Education Through Physical Computing

    Kylie Peppler


    Chapter 14: Making-Writing-Coding

    Mitchel Resnick, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, & Dale Dougherty

    About the Contributors



    Kylie Peppler is Associate Professor of Learning Sciences at Indiana University. An artist by training, she engages in research that focuses on the intersection of arts, media, new technologies, and informal learning. Her current work focuses on maker culture.

    Erica Rosenfeld Halverson is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Literacy in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on what it means to learn in and through the arts across a range of contexts including out-of-school arts organizations, museums, libraries, and arts-based classrooms.

    Yasmin B. Kafai is Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a researcher and developer of tools, communities, and materials to promote computational participation, crafting, and creativity across K-16.

    "The Maker Movement promises a revolution in education that the Makeology volumes beautifully describe. Adults and children work together to develop designs and products they can be proud of, involving science, technology, engineering, and the arts. This is the kind of collaborative education that helps people develop identities as lifelong learners and producers."

    --Allan Collins, Professor Emeritus of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, USA

    "Makeology is the first broad and comprehensive examination of the Maker Movement as a catalytic force for young people's learning. Practitioners and scholars interested in implementing and studying making as a force for creative expression and student-centered learning will find in this two-volume collection a wealth of thoughtful and significant information."

    --Margaret Honey, President & CEO, New York Hall of Science, USA

    "This second volume offers a window into the biggest promise of the Maker Movement—to give children agency and meaning in their own learning. As a potentially transformative practice and field of scholarship, Makeology has the opportunity to catalyze the attention of researchers, teachers, school administrators, parents, curriculum developers, and policy makers because the authors offer insights into the ways one can begin to study, model, and understand these phenomena of learning."

    --Dr. Sherry Hsi, Research Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA from the foreword

    "One thing we have in common is our commitment to putting more power in the hands of people from all backgrounds, enabling everyone to develop their voice and express themselves. There’s a special opportunity right now. But that moment could also slip away, so it is all the more important to make connections and join forces with other communities with shared values, to make sure that all children have the opportunity to grow up as full and active participants in tomorrow’s society."

    --Dr. Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, from Volume 2, Chapter 14