Maker Lab – Making to Learn: What the Chicago Public Library and its patrons are learning as new members of the maker movement

March 31st, 2015 | RESEARCH

This report describes key findings from the Chicago Public Library (CPL) Maker Lab, a hands-on collaborative learning environment for residents of Chicago to create and design items while enhancing their 21st century skills. The key outcomes of the Maker Lab are building basic literacy; building digital, information, and cultural literacy; advancing critical thinking and problem solving; advancing creativity and innovation; and fostering communication and collaboration.


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Chicago Public Library, Contributor, Chicago Public Library


Funding Source: IMLS
Award Number: LG-00-13-0122

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IMLS National Leadership Demonstration Grant - Chicago Public Library


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Engineering | Technology
Resource Type: Reference Materials | Report
Environment Type: Library Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs