Learning by Making: Why the Maker Movement Matters for School Libraries

Gustafson, Ellen
June 2013
School Librarian's Workshop;Jun/Jul2013, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p3
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of an afterschool program Michigan Makers to U.S. librarians. The role played by this program in sparking students' desire to learn more about their world and the tools with which they interact daily is noted. The importance of libraries as source of learning about the world is mentioned. The maker movement is also credited for leading librarians toward having fruitful conversations about what it really means to teach and to learn.


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