[hackerspaces] CC-licensed Maker Pedagogy (Lesson Plans, etc)?

Jerry Isdale isdale at gmail.com
Fri May 27 22:47:27 CEST 2011

Over on the OpenManufacturing google group, Paul Fernhout started talking about hackerspaces and education
He posted a number of good links in the first and follow up messages. Paul approaches this from the home schooler or unschool idea.  These are perhaps more of the types of people who would be interested in hackerspaces for learning.  The Fab Lab folks seem to cater more to the defined curriculum, get a certificate, folks.  Then again, the lines between Fab Labs and hackerspaces seems to be blurring a bit more with community based (vs college based) labs popping up.

Jerry Isdale

On May 24, 2011, at 2:51 AM, Far McKon wrote:

>> I think hackerspaces fill a very real growing void in education in the
>> United States.  There is a seriously increasing lack of emphasis on kinetic
>> learning.
> <rant>
> I read that a:
> "Our business-centric government is gutting education to allow more
> taxbreaks for the wealthy. That has caused education to become an
> externality to them,  an externality now WE are picking up the tab
> on."
> If you care about education, yes, work on it directly yourself. But
> also burn an hour to call all of your representatives, and tell them
> you are concerned. Things like 'Intro Python' need to be part of our
> standard education system. Instead they are outsourced to the whim a
> bunch of hobbiests educating in their free-time like you and me.
> </rant>
> Angry-at-our-failing-education-system on,
> - Far McKon
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