Guided ‘Making’

booksAfter Megan and I had tested the idea of a MakerSpace Zone and found the girls were interested and engaged in the ideas we had shared with them we continued with this idea of ‘guiding’ their making to introduce materials and possibilities to them. Slowly the girls are trying new things from the boxes at lunch time……just as we had intended!

In this article below it questions the benefit of ‘making to learn’ and if  students really do ‘learn’. As we are in a primary setting we feel it essential to guide our girls so they will have experience and knowledge to draw upon as they delve further into creating, designing and making in our MakerSpace.

Learning in a MakerSpace

It is rewarding to see the girls sharing ideas and helping each other to make things work!

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!