Today we had session with 9 DIET educators. It was indeed an enriching session because we got chance to understand their expectations and also chance to share some insights about MakerSpace as learning environment. We ended with some quick to make yet delightful activities like straw flute and atomizer.
Some questions which emerged from the discussion:
Do we have a curriculum /need a curriculum in makerspace?
How do we know that children are learning in makerspace ?
What will be the role of teachers in the setup?
What will be role of students?
Isn’t jewellery making, or tailoring, or drawing , carpentry, clay modeling a makerspace activities? How do we understand learning in those setting?
The session was facilitated by Jude and myself.
It was a good learning experience for us and the participants too!
I hope some of the questions are interesting and we can start a seperate thread on Stem chat and discuss in detail