Agency by Design

Educational initiatives that emphasize making, design, engineering, and tinkering have been gaining traction in schools and organizations across the country. While maker-centered learning is not a new concept, recent and emerging trends suggest a new kind of hands-on pedagogy—a responsive and flexible pedagogy that encourages community and collaboration (a do-it-together mentality), distributed teaching and learning, and crossing boundaries.

Agency by Design (AbD) is a multiyear research initiative at Project Zero investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning experiences.

The Framework
Resources
activities and practicesLearning Walk

Learning Walk

This practice supports co-inspiration and the cross-pollination of ideas during maker-centered group work.

thinking routines组件,观点角度与我

组件,观点角度与我

这个思维习惯通过帮助学生近距离观察某个物品/系统的细节,考虑不同的观点角度、不同的使用者和利益相关者,以及反思自己和这个物品/系统的关系来探究其中的关联性。

documentation and assessment toolsMaking Moves: One Page Guide

Making Moves: One Page Guide

The AbD Making Moves are a set of observable or actionable “moves” that learners and educators can use to help design maker-centered learning experiences, and to support, observe, document, and assess maker-centered learning.

thinking routines零件,用途,关联性

零件,用途,关联性

这个思维习惯通过让学生慢下来,小心仔细地观察物件和系统,鼓励学生超越一个物件/系统明显的特征看到更多。

thinking routinesThink, Feel, Care

Think, Feel, Care

This routine encourages learners to consider the different and diverse perspectives held by the various people who interact within a particular system.

documentation and assessment toolsInquiry Cycle Tool

Inquiry Cycle Tool

The Inquiry Cycle is a tool to support teacher and student learning—and to make that learning visible—all the while exploring the capacities associated with the Agency by Design framework for maker-centered learning.

activities and practicesVoice and Choice: Learner Workbook

Voice and Choice: Learner Workbook

This Learn Workbook supports engagement with the Voice and Choice protocol. Created by Julie Rains.

documentation and assessment toolsAbD Framework + Moves Handout

AbD Framework + Moves Handout

An easy reference handout of the Agency by Design Framework for Maker-Centered Learning.