Revitalize STEM learning

Hands-on creation could revitalize STEM learning

Some technology experts, such as MAKE Magazine founder Dale Dougherty and Pixar’s Tony DeRose, are promoting hands-on learning through the practice of making things as a method for revitalizing education, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

DeRose has created a program to involve children in “technologically sophisticated projects,” according to this article, and both DeRose and Dougherty are developing the principles needed to create a curriculum based on the maker ethic. “Exhibition instead of competition. Child-driven. Open-ended. Multidisciplinary,” DeRose said.

Sophie is, currently, a User Interface Engineer and has almost a decade of experience designing & implementing cross-browser websites/applications using the latest technologies. Sophie combines her technical expertise with experience in pedagogy to provide students with authentic learning experiences.

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