One of the key components of the Maker Movement is the strengthening of community. Whether one’s maker network is comprised of a homeroom class, a public maker space filled with hobbyists of all ages, or an online help forum, makers depend on other makers for knowledge and skills but also as a responsive audience with whom to share their ideas and creations. In order for people around the world to learn from and share with the largest audience possible, English is an invaluable tool.
The infographic below shows a few ways in which maker education, through its use of the constructivist approach in teaching STEAM skills, paralleled with the communicative approach for EFL instruction, opens doors for people around the world to contribute to the global community thus addressing predicted labor concerns over the next few decades.
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