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.