learning by making

Creative projects: Interpreting history through various media


Vincent BrownVincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies, trains students to interpret history through various media including graphics, data visualizations, videos, and art installations.

The benefits: By tackling creative assignments in HIST 1912 History Design Studio, students learn as historical artists to evaluate and articulate the rationale for why they might select a particular medium. “History doesn’t have to be told in the medium of print.

Agency by Design (Project Zero)

The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero shares projects and resources in making and design environments, including Agency by Design. 

Making & design (Project Zero)

 

The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero shares projects and resources in making and design environments, including Agency by Design. 

 

Research: Learning in the Making: A Comparative Case Study of Three Makerspaces

A comparative case study of three diverse makerspaces (defined as informal sites for creative production) surfaced key themes in practices and the kinds of learning they support. Makerspaces are multidisciplinary in both approach and the work produced, blend formal learning environments with informal communities of practice, and focus on learning as production rather than as mastery of a composite set of skills. … Read more about Research: Learning in the Making: A Comparative Case Study of Three Makerspaces