Mulcaster



Visible Learning: Pedagogical Documentation in the Makerspace

by Melanie Mulcaster

Presented in three parts, Mulcaster shares background, theory and an accompanying website project that investigates emerging research on makerspaces in learning and pedagogical documentation. 

Part 1 provides discussion on pedagogical documentation literature in connection with emerging makerspace literature. 

Part 2 focuses more closely on the maker movement historically in education and pedagogical documentation in the Reggio Emilia approach, tying the underpinnings of both together and succinctly charted them. 

Part 3 details the action research components of the project and introduces the project’s professional learning website, summarizing the researcher’s reflections and providing an extensive reference list. The co-planned and taught project professional learning website illustrates makerspaces and pedagogical documentation in the learning commons at Ms. Mulcaster’s school using award-winning new fiction (primary grades) and non-fiction (middle grades) as maker gateways.

Melanie is a teacher librarian (and novice maker) at Hillside Public School, in the Peel District School Board. She contributes and acts as virtual facilitator for making with Teach Ontario, a branch of the provincial government’s agency, TVO. Melanie collaborates and co-teaches with her peers and colleagues to promote and foster twenty first century thinking and skills, supporting the evolution of unique, modern engaging programming that tailors to student interests, needs and skill sets especially in the emerging arena of library and classroom learning commons makerspaces.
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Carol Koechlin,
Sep 22, 2017, 1:59 PM
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Carol Koechlin,
Sep 22, 2017, 1:59 PM
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Carol Koechlin,
Sep 22, 2017, 2:00 PM
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