New Book Suggests STEM Learning Through Play
If you've been following Education Week's coverage of new developments in STEM education—including bemused attention to the Maker movement's forays into schools—you'll enjoy Erik Robelen's detailed overview of a new book about growing creativity through hands-on learning. Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators (Routledge, 2013) is a collection of essays edited by Margaret Honey and David Kanter of the New York Hall of Science.
Contributors include Dale Doughterty of Make: magazine; members of a National Research Council panel developing new science standards; and educators from several other museums and schools, including San Francisco's Exploratorium. Some chapters offer case studies in more "playful" science education, while others tackle the relationship between policy, standards, and curriculum.
Go here to read Erik's post in Curriculum Matters, including interviews with Honey and Kanter.