Learn by Making: How We Construct Our Knowledge and Skills

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Proposal
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Beginner

Excerpt

We learn by making things, sharing them, discussing them, and reflecting on them. Let's talk about the intersection of making and education, including constructionism, sharing what you make online, and more.

Description

We learn by making things, sharing them, discussing them, and reflecting on them. Let’s talk about the intersection of making and education, including constructionism, sharing what you make online, and more.

Josh Bancroft studies the intersection of eduction and technology. A long time nerd and watcher of the maker movement, he’s fascinated by how closely the concepts of project-based learning and constructionism overlap with the maker movement, open source software, and digital literacy.

Tags

education, learning, making, makers, constructionism, digital literacy

Speaking experience

I have spoken at various tech industry conferences and events for about 10 years, including Ignite Portland (http://tinyscreenfuls.com/2012/10/bronyism-in-modern-culture-my-five-minute-ignite-portland-talk-on-why-i-love-my-little-pony/). I've done podcasts, video shows, and other online media, and am generally pretty comfortable making a fool of myself in front of people. I'm told I occasionally manage to get a point or two across.

Speaker

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    Josh Bancroft

    Intel/Oregon State University

    Biography

    Geek. Husband. Father. Educator. Beginner. I like to make things and talk about them on the internet. I’m studying education and all the fun geeky ways we learn.