As the maker movement continues to expand, the infographic below takes the movement out of the classroom, and maker spaces, and explores the movement in the context of training employees, specifically student employees. I have discovered in my teaching that learners do best when they are able to get hands-on, supervisor and peer supported, training with a focus on guided mastery. Though I am not a teacher in the traditional sense of the word, I enjoy striving to have a heart of a teacher whenever I share knowledge with those in need. The infographic below highlights how I attempt to foster a maker culture in the work environment while training student employees. The information provided is based on research and aims to empower student employees to do research of their own, experiment and create solutions while minimizing reliance on their supervisor.
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