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The Maker Movement, the Promise of Higher Education, and the Future of Work

Abstract The 21st century will be the site of numerous changes in education systems in response to a rapidly evolving technological environment where existing skill sets and career structures may cease to exist or, at the very least, change dramatically. Likewise, the nature of work will also change to become more automated and more technologically intensive across all sectors, from food service to scientific research. Simply having technical expertise or the ability to process and retain facts will in no way guarantee success in higher education or a satisfying career. Instead, the future will value those educated in a way that encourages collaboration with technology, critical thinking, creativity, clear communication skills, and strong lifelong l... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Wigner, Aubrey Anton (Author) / Lande, Micah (Advisor) / Allenby, Braden (Committee member) / Bennett, Ira (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education policy / Engineering / Pedagogy / automation / engineering education / future of work / maker movement / makerspace / making
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 141 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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