Wardrip, P. S., & Brahms, L. (2015, June). Learning practices of making: developing a framework for design. In IDC ’15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, (pp.375-378). New York, NY: ACM.
Available at https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2771839.2771920
While the Maker Movement has gained momentum in formal and informal settings, the practice has been ahead of the research, especially on learning. In this paper, we introduce a framework of learning practices (LPs) of making for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s makerspace, called MAKESHOP. Through a collaborative and iterative process with the Teaching Artists, we developed and revised a framework of LPs of making. The LPs are described and illustrative data from a circuit block activity are provided to further explain the practices. Implications and some future work are discussed.