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The rise and fall of Maker Education: Understanding educational technologies as networked social movements

posted on 02.08.2020, 22:45 by CHRISTIAN SWANWICK
This thesis traces the transnational networks involved in promoting ‘Maker’ technologies like 3D printers, coding languages, and robotics to schools in New Zealand and Sweden. These networks were found to be made up of increasingly dense connections between schools, corporations, technology retailers, philanthropic organisations, and regional, national and transnational political organisations. As such, the thesis develops a model for understanding educational technologies as networked social movements.


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Principal supervisor

Neil Selwyn

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Carlo Perrotta

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Doctor of Philosophy

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