Peter Samuelson Wardrip

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While the Maker Movement has gained momentum in formal and informal settings, the practice has been ahead of the research, especially on learning. In this paper, we introduce a framework of learning practices (LPs) of making for the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's makerspace, called MAKESHOP. Through a collaborative and iterative process with the Teaching(More)
This paper examines the use of interdisciplinary project co-design, as a mechanism for increasing the capacity of a school, and promoting the growth of teachers' professional practice in an urban high school setting. Changing teaching practices and the professional culture within a school can be extremely difficult. Simply providing resources about novel(More)
Educational institutions, whether they are formal or informal, present a work environment in which technology, and social and cultural interactions mediate unfolding work. The interaction between CSCW and the work of education can hold great potential for both improving the educational institutions as well as providing greater explanatory power to CSCW(More)
Open, online learning environments, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open learning communities have been promoted as a way to expand equitable access to quality education. Such learning experiences are potentially enriched via extensive networks of peer learners. Even though challenges exist to realize these aspirations, open, online learning(More)
In order to scale innovations in education, a Networked Improvement Community (NIC), forms a network of members with diverse expertise from a variety of contexts. By testing innovations in diverse settings and coordinating what is learned from the tests, a NIC builds an infrastructure for addressing educational problems. To gain a deeper understanding of(More)
The use of networks to support and scale school reform initiatives and educational programs are becoming more and more prevalent. Through an initiative of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT), an emerging organizational form known as a Networked Improvement Community (NIC), offers an infrastructure for implementing and improving(More)
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