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Becoming Makers: Imagining, Feeling, Doing

Becoming Makers: Imagining, Feeling, Doing

In his book, Making is Connecting, David Gauntlet argues that the process of making connects us as humans to each other and to the world around us. Gauntlet juxtaposes making with passive consumerism, and argues that human beings are able to know the world more intimately when they create things rather than simply receive them. Gauntlet suggests that “small acts of creativity can change the world” and that what people need is platforms for creativity to help them along, give them a nudge.
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Play Boosts Innovation!

Play Boosts Innovation!

Do you remember transforming into your favorite superhero as a child to save the day or draping blankets across the living room to build forts? Well research links pretend play now to future innovative thinkers.
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Kid-Powered Play: Our Approach to Our Exhibits

Kid-Powered Play: Our Approach to Our Exhibits

The museum’s Learning Innovation Division led the design and production of the exhibits. Barbara Hahn, the museum’s vice president for learning innovation, provides more detail about how the museum tackled this big task.
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