Video: bringing social constructionism to the classroom

This keynote was delivered at GESS Dubai 2019, by Stuart Swann, Physical Computing Curriculum Lead at pi-top
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From code to cake! A recipe for 'learning by making' for younger children

In this essay, two of pi-top's learning team explore how to bring social constructionism and learning by making to the under 12s.
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Why is it hard to learn about learning (a brief history of indoor lighting)

This keynote was delivered at our Bett Show 2019 fringe event, Learning by Making, by Dr William Rankin PhD, Founder of Unfold Learning and former Director of Learning & ...
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Video: Dr ​​Jessica Wade on science, making, education and gender

We're big fans of Jess' work, both the cool stuff she researches in her 'day job', and her mission to get more girls and young women into physics and material sciences.
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What is school for?

Article by Graham Brown-Martin My 10-year-old daughter asked my 80-year-old mother what school had been like when she was little. My mother said, “Probably the same”, and while ...
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A round-the-world quest to discover the secret of learning

Article by Alex Beard  “Schooling is not the same as learning,” wrote the authors of the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2018, the first of its kind to be devoted ...
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Fill the gap between curriculum and learning experience with pi-top

Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria, South Africa, focuses on providing wide-ranging opportunities and exceptional facilities for students to excel in academic, sporting and ...
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Defining constructionist learning

The following extract is from the research paper Education, Knowledge, and Learning. An overview of theories and research about constructionism and making by Lorraine Charles, ...
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Five common mistakes to avoid when building a maker space in your school

This article is an abridged transcript of a segment of 'We Make the Future' featuring Nicholas Provenzano. Listen to the whole episode here.  Nicholas Provenzano has been in ...
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