January 9, 2015 A First Peek at Agency by Design’s Emerging Findings
Children of all ages learn to work with the Makey Makey during an Agency by Design site visit to see the work of the Parachute Factory at the Edgewood Community Library in New Mexico.
Children of all ages learn to work with the Makey Makey during an Agency by Design site visit to see the work of the Parachute Factory at the Edgewood Community Library in New Mexico.

Agency by Design Principal Investigator Shari Tishman provides a first peek at the research team’s emergent findings by releasing a white paper entitled, Maker-Centered Learning and the Development of Self: Preliminary Findings of the Agency by Design Project.

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January 28, 2014 Maker Empowerment Revisited

In this post, Agency by Design Principal Investigator Shari Tishman takes a dispositional approach to redefining “maker empowerment.”

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October 22, 2013 Maker Empowerment: A Concept Under Construction

Agency by Designer project Director Shari Tishman introduces the concept of “maker empowerment” as a potential outcome of maker learning experiences.

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May 13, 2013 The Tinkering Table Comes to Class

Perspectives on Learning is a course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that focuses on Project Zero ideas. This semester the class met in the Project Zero conference room, just beyond the tinkering table installed by the Agency by Design team. Graduate students are busy folk, and although some of them looked longingly at […]

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February 25, 2013 Tinkering Towards a Definition of Tinkering

How do you define tinkering? In this post, Agency by Design principal investigator Shari Tishman tinkers towards a definition of tinkering that considers standard text book definitions, examples from real life tinkerers, and a consideration of the “symptoms” of tinkering.

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