New School Model Promotes Making and Agency
A new school model is being considered that promotes making and agency, and this idea has been supported by Robbie Torney, a kindergarten teacher at Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, California. Torney is a Stanford fan and Oakland resident who supports higher standards for education. In this article, he outlines the steps involved in the process. We will also discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of this approach. The following are some of the most common barriers to making.
The main difference between formal K-12 education systems and maker projects is that the former promotes open-ended, hands-on, and playful projects that give students the freedom to use and apply new skills. While these projects can range from a functional invention to an artistic creation, the making process encourages students to ask questions and promotes rich learning experiences that are hard to quantify. Moreover, this type of learning is crucial for real-world experiences, and requires practice to succeed.