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Educational Fabrication, In and Out of the Classroom
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, University of Colorado, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A technological revolution in children's construction is now poised to occur–a revolution founded upon the advent of accessible fabrication and printing devices. Increasingly, children (and schools) have access to laser cutters, 3D printers, paper cutters, computer-controlled sewing machines, and a variety of other powerful output devices. In concert with the process of technological evolution, however, a cultural evolution must likewise occur in re-conceiving fabrication for children. Much as computers themselves needed to be understood as something other than industrial devices, so do fabrication tools need to be imagined as part of children's worlds. This paper discusses several important dimensions of the cultural evolution that needs to take place–namely, the dimensions of materials, subject matter, and physical settings–in altering our collective view of fabrication and construction activities for children.

Citation

Eisenberg, M. (2011). Educational Fabrication, In and Out of the Classroom. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 884-891). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .

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