This EdSurge Research project is made publicly available with support from Autodesk Education. EdSurge retains sole editorial control and responsibility for all content.
Between August 2019 and December 2020, EdSurge conducted research to better understand how K-12 educators were incorporating making concepts, activities and approaches into their work. Our research also surfaced key challenges and opportunities for educators engaged in making. This toolkit reflects key findings across three discrete research activities:
- a review of scholarly research on making practices in K-12 education
- a survey of 50 K-12 educators who are currently engaged in making
- four virtual and one in-person focus groups with a combined total of 46 K-12 educators who are currently engaged in making in a variety of roles, locations and school settings
We used the literature review and survey…