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Making Engineering Playful in Schools


This booklet presents findings from a research collaboration between Tufts University, members of the CEEO, the International School of Billund (ISB), and the LEGO Foundation that focused on how making and makerspaces can promote playful learning in schools. It is intended to help educators, administrators, and researchers continue to explore how students can learn by designing and making things. Over the course of 2-years, researchers from Tufts partnered with teachers and students from ISB to explore different aspects of making and makerspaces in schools. These included early childhood makerspaces, appropriate tools, technologies, and materials for making, and ways of thinking about assessment, narrative, and representation in making processes. This booklet "tells the story of making" at ISB, and offers vignettes and guiding principals for making engineering playful in schools.

This project was funded by the LEGO Foundation.

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