Maker Education and The WikiSeat Project

I (Nicolas) wrote up a post on the Institute for the Future blog about the future of maker education and how WikiSeat can help.

We all know education is changing. As our world grows in complexity and new networks are formed, traditional education just doesn’t work as well is it used to. It simply isn’t practical to teach students a series of facts that make up one worldview. What we need at this time is to teach students how to learn. Students do need to learn facts, but the focus needs to be on crucial skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity—the four C’s of 21st century education.­ Even the now widely-adopted idea of core STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is evolving to STEAM, — the A standing for art — because STEM lacks the element of creativity 

These concepts are by no means new, but they’re also far from evenly distributed. 

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