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Title: Maker Portfolios as Learning and Community-Building Tools Inside and Outside Makerspaces
Authors: Keune, Anna
Peppler, Kylie
Issue Date: Jul-2017
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Citation: Keune, A. & Peppler, K. (2017). Maker Portfolios as Learning and Community-Building Tools Inside and Outside Makerspaces In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.). (2017). Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 2. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Portfolio assessment gains new traction in youth-serving maker-educational spaces through increased inclusion of maker portfolios in college and job applications. However, the collaborative and cooperative character of making poses a tension to traditional portfolio assessment that is focused on showcasing individual achievements. Together, this calls for an expanded understanding of the use of portfolios in maker education. We examined the types of portfolio entries at two youth-serving makerspaces (one out-of-school and one in-school), and observed the documentation of personal and shared projects in personal and shared portfolios. Our main findings are that, compared to portfolios that focused on personal work alone, portfolios that included shared projects and documentation presented richer showcases, showing technical and social engagement, assessment by people across a distributed community, and possibilities to narrate work to multiple audiences. This has implications on the facilitation of maker portfolios and broadens portfolio assessment to show the role of the learner in society.
URI: https://repository.isls.org/handle/1/279
https://dx.doi.org/10.22318/cscl2017.74
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