The classroom of the future

Auteur
Robin van Westen

Could 3D-printers, FabLabs, and Makey Makey’s be incorporated into the education system? These are all examples of tools and initiatives linked to the ‘learning by making’ philosophy. But what does this new teaching method mean exactly? And, more importantly, what is the added value of including 'maker education’ in the regular education system?

Learning by making

These subjects and questions were the main focus of the FabSchool event on September 24, 2014. More than 70 teachers, makers, and other interested parties came to the Waag to talk about recent developments in the field of education.

We invited Sylvia Libow Martinez, the author of the book ‘Invent to Learn’, to talk about her vision regarding the Maker Movement in the classroom.

About the author

  • Robin van Westen worked for Waag as project developer Learn (education and heritage projects).