Advisor

Stewart, Connie K.

Committee Member

Goodwin, Donna

Department

Art Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

8-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

70 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This thesis explores how to effectively integrate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts in an elementary art classroom by employing 2 different Makerspace areas: 1. A Makerspace table to house engineering based building manipulatives and activities for independent and group exploration. 2. A Makerspace craft area for inventing and creating choice based explorative work. The study documented students Makerspace participation over a period of several months. Data was collected and analyzed to assess the trends and efficacy of the Makerspace classroom activities. The Conclusion of the study showed how students employ creative problem solving techniques and the Engineering Design Process while engaging in self-directed Makerspace activities.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

RobinsonARP_2017

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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