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3D Printing Highly Effective for Building Creative Skills in K–12 [#Infographic]

3D Printing Highly Effective for Building Creative Skills in K–12 [#Infographic]

Written by David

November 28, 2018

New research from Macquarie University’s Department of Educational Studies and education technology company Makers Empire finds 3D printing integration can boost creativity, critical thinking and design skills among primary school students. Researchers involved in the project, which took place between August 2017 to July 2018, saw increased levels of student engagement and educator confidence in the 24 classrooms that used the 3D modeling and printing applications . “When undertaking makerspace-based activities, students were observed to develop creativity, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, inquiry capabilities, design thinking skills, collaborative skills, autonomy, literacy, numeracy, scientific understanding, technological capabilities, communication skills, reflective learning capabilities and resilience,” according to researchers. Over the course of the study, classroom curricula saw an increase in creativity ( 71 percent of lessons ), design thinking ( 64 percent ) and critical thinking ( 58 percent ), leading to near 100 percent student engagement. Teachers involved in the program […]


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