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Using Makerspaces to Help Teach Empathy and Problem-Solving

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Overview

Making is a hot topic in classrooms today as we work to transform our students from consumers to creators. What if we took it a step further and looked at making and makerspaces through the lens of empathy? How can we best design for others? How can we solve problems both local and global? How can we help others and make our world a better place? These questions and more come to the fore when we add empathy to our list of tools for making. Join Meredith Martin as she explores how you can incorporate empathy and design thinking to help make your students more compassionate learners and makers.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Learning Theories & Strategies, STEAM, Tools for Student Projects
Tags: compassion, design thinking, empathy, makerspaces, making, STEAM, STEM, student projects

Reviews (22)

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Loved it! Very informative. We need to expand our STEAM programs to solve real world problems.
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Great info! Thanks!
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Thank you!
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Thank you!
 
Great ideas for raising our students' self-esteem!
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I love this idea! Our kids are always thinking about what THEY can have. While they don't have much themselves, this look out at others can raise their self-esteem. Thanks for the great links, too.
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great
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excellent
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Thumbs up! Loved the comment about creativity is intelligence having fun.
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Thanks for the cool ideas
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