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Making Observations:Evidencing Learning Through Making to Improve Practice: CRLT and Jacobs Speaker Series

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Presenting aspects of a national research-practice partnership to better understand how learning is observed, interpreted, and measured across informal learning spaces, Brahms will share and reflect on the process of co-designing a suite of observation tools that document making as a learning process and communicate diverse improvement needs within and across sites. This work takes a design-based research approach (Brown, 1992), engaging practitioners as true partners in the iterative development of solutions to practical and complex educational problems in and through the work of creating and facilitating maker-based learning experiences; ensuring that measures are authentic to the learning environment, as well as useful for and usable by various stakeholders.

Lisa Brahms, Ph.D.

Lisa Brahms is Director of Learning and Research at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and a visiting researcher with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE). Since 2011, Lisa has lead the development and study of MAKESHOP, a makerspace designed for young children and family learning at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, which has has become a national model of informal learning research and practice. Lisa’s research considers the design, measurement and facilitation of learning experiences for meaningful participation in creative processes.

Monday April 15, 2019 11:30 AM
Monday April 15, 2019 12:30 PM
Wendell W. Wright Education Building / Education, School of
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