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Teaching 21st Century Skills

Using STEM Makerspaces

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  • Draws a connection between makerspaces and teaching 21st-century skills within STEM education

  • Provides a global perspective on makerspaces through an Indian, Australian, and Indonesian lens

  • Presents real-world examples of how these 21st-century skills have been integrated into the curriculum

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. About Makerspaces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Story of Makerspace

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 3-19
    3. Makerspaces and STEM—A Synergistic Partnership

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 21-34
    4. The World of Makerspaces

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 35-65
  3. Makerspaces and Pedagogy—Learning in a Makerspace

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 67-68
    2. The Essential Twenty-First-Century Skill Set—Transversal Competencies

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 69-76
    3. Higher-Order Thinking in a Makerspace

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 77-104
    4. Developing Collaboration Skills in a Makerspace

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 105-118
    5. Developing Communication Skills in a Makerspace

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 119-135
    6. Developing Resilience in a Makerspace

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 137-153
  4. Country Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 155-155
    2. STEM, TVCs, and Makerspaces in the Indian Curriculum

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 157-169
    3. STEM, TVCs, and Makerspaces in the Australian Curricula

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 171-188
    4. Future-Proofing Makerspaces

      • Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny
      Pages 189-199
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 201-215

About this book

This book helps educators provide opportunities for their students to engage in creative and collaborative projects that blur the lines between subjects and promote problem-finding and problem-solving activities. It offers a global perspective on makerspaces through an Indian and Australian lens, illustrating the commonalities between the approach and the pedagogy in order to highlight the universal nature of these essential 21st-century skills. The book is particularly useful for science, technology and mathematics teachers, highlighting the potential of engaging in a more integrated curriculum approach to their specific discipline. It is of great interest to scholars whose research focuses on understanding 21st-century skills and how they can be taught and assessed in a school setting. It is an indispensable resource for teacher educators, school administrators, curriculum designers, policymakers and researchers in the field of science education.

Keywords

  • Transversal Competencies
  • 21st Century Skills
  • STEM
  • Makerspaces
  • Problem-based learning
  • Creativity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Curtin University, Perth, Australia

    Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield

  • Curtin University, Bentley, Australia

    Leonie McIlvenny

About the authors

Rekha Koul is Associate Professor at STEM Research Group, School of Education and Dean International in the Faculty of Humanities Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Her expertise lies in the development, refinement and validation of questionnaires; investigations of the effects of classroom environments on student outcomes; evaluation of educational programs; teacher action research aimed at improving their environments and evaluation of curriculum. Her publication record includes one authored and seven edited volumes, four book chapters and many journal articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Rachel Sheffield is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia, and is a passionate science educator. She researches and publishes in science and STEM education and professional identity and is currently exploring the transversal competencies and their role in STEM. Rachel has won several faculty, university and national awards for teaching excellence and was awarded an Executive Endeavour Fellowship in 2016. She is also Chair of the prestigious Curtin Academy.

Leonie McIlvenny is an educator and curriculum consultant who has worked across all educational systems and sectors in Western Australia. She currently works as Sessional Lecturer and Research Assistant at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She researches and publishes in the areas of school libraries, information literacy, digital literacy and 21st-century (transversal) competencies. Leonie has written and published numerous articles around these topics and has presented at local, national and international conferences.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Teaching 21st Century Skills

  • Book Subtitle: Using STEM Makerspaces

  • Authors: Rekha B. Koul, Rachel Sheffield, Leonie McIlvenny

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4361-3

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4360-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4361-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 215

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Science Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Critical Thinking

Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-4361-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)