Design-thinking & Makerspaces

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What is design thinking?
"Design Thinking is a process that systemises the prototyping of ideas and practices to solve problems...Design thinking involves developing new ideas and practices which are based on evidence and other successful ideas... Schools benefit from design thinking as it facilitates a collaborative approach to solve the complex problems they face. By organising the implementation of new ideas in a disciplined way, it saves time and makes changes more likely to be successful. This ultimately improves teacher practice and student outcomes.(AITSL, 2014, Introduction, ¶1).


What is a Makerspace?
"A place where people can come together to use and learn to use materials as well as develop creative projects" (Makerspaces Australia, n.d., ¶2).

'Maker' spaces are learning environments rich with possibilities, 'Maker' spaces serve as gathering points where communities of new and experienced 'makers' connect to work on real and personally meaningful projects, informed by helpful mentors and expertise, using new technologies and traditional tools (Digipubs, Dept. Education and Training, Vic. 2016)

Design thinking

"Design thinking isn’t a subject or a topic or a class. It’s more a way of solving problems that encourage risk-taking and creativity" (Spencer, 2015, ¶1).

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Makerspaces

K-12 Time to adoption horizon: One year or less
The rise of makerspaces in education can be understood by examining the valuable skills cultivated during handson activities, including problem-solving, critical thinking, patience, and resilience.271 Developing these aptitudes through creative play helps students become better equipped to meet the needs of the future workplace.272 The maker movement and makerspaces are closely related to other educational trends such as collaborative learning, project-based learning, and student-directed learning.273 By participating in making activities, learners can identify new passions and become more motivated as they connect classroom lessons to real-world outcomes (New Horizon Report K-12, 2016, p. 36).

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