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design thinking in the K-12 classroom

Here is an article about a very cool initiative – Project Zero out of Harvard.  The research is investigating the theory that “kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts.”  In other words, when they are doing engineering-like activities such as tinkering, designing, and reverse-engineering previously designed objects!!

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/11/harvard-wants-to-know-how-does-making-shape-kids-brains/

Hooray for more engineering activities in the K-12 curriculum!

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