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Open peer commentary on the article “Maker Education: Where Is the Knowledge Construction?” by José Armando Valente & Paulo Blikstein. Abstract: Valente and Blikstein raise what I believe is an important criticism of the under-specification of learning in makerspaces and in the maker movement in general. Based on a synthesis of Piaget, Vygotsky and Papert, they suggest that an important part of the answer is to emphasize the role of teachers in the learning process. I fundamentally agree with their propositions, but raise three questions about the resulting challenges to teacher training and professional development.
Hjorth A. (2019) The roles of teachers in makerspace learning. Constructivist Foundations 14(3): 263–264. https://constructivist.info/14/3/263
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