Mozilla Clubs promote learning experiences that are goal-oriented, hands-on, and designed to support real work for projects that further open research and open source.
“At Mozilla, we’re dedicated to coupling our digital literacy programs with a “make first” approach. We don’t think the Web should be taught traditionally, with textbooks and a blackboard. The “sage on the stage” approach is directly oppositional to the distributed and participatory nature of the Web we champion. Instead, learners should start by doing what they eventually intend to master: building apps, remixing content, creating web pages, and more. This “make first” approach has always guided Mozilla’s Learning Networks, a collection of Hives, Clubs, and annual celebrations like Maker Party and MozFest “. Chris Lawrence VP of Leadership, Mozilla Foundation.
1. What is learning by making?
“Learning by Making” is also called “Project based learning (PBL)”, “Active Learning”, “Maker Centered Education”, “Experiential learning”, “DIY (Do It Yourself)”, among other names.
Agency by Design (AbD), a multi-year research initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero defines “Learning by Making” as an approach to education that focuses on maker experiences, by turning users into inventors. This educational model encourages learning-through-doing supported with new tools and technologies, collaboration, and interdisciplinary practices, and is based on constructivism.
In these video, you can learn how this approach is implemented both with children and adults.