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Making Inspired by Nature: Engaging Preservice Elementary Teachers and Children in Maker-centered Learning and Biomimicry
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This exploratory project, Making Inspired by Nature, brings together the art of making and the creative practices of biomimicry to engage preservice teachers and children in building innovative solutions to real-world problems. To achieve this, this project is (a) building and evaluating digital resources and hands-on activities for engaging elementary children in innovation through the application of biomimicry and design thinking in a maker context and (b) evaluating models for deepening preservice teachers’ pedagogical knowledge for supporting student learning in maker-centered classrooms. Introduction This exploratory project, Making Inspired by Nature, brings together the act of “making” with the innovative practices of biomimicry to engage preservice

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Williams, D., Barber, A. & Sheppard, P. (2019). Making Inspired by Nature: Engaging Preservice Elementary Teachers and Children in Maker-centered Learning and Biomimicry. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1660-1665). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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