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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Tinkering

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings
3 videos
Course Overview1m
Preview of Activities6m
5 readings
Week Overview10m
Your turn10m
Course Overview10m
Course format10m
Credit Requirements10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Initial Explorations

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Circuit Boards8m
Inspiration: Shih Chieh (CJ) Huang8m
Making Circuit Boards5m
Classroom Connection: Circuit Boards3m
Pedagogical Perspective: Rob Semper3m
2 readings
Week Overview: Initial Explorations with Tinkering10m
Your Turn10m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Learning Dimensions

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Designing for Tinkerability: Scribbling Machines6m
Inspiration: Evil Mad Scientist8m
Making Scribbling Machines6m
Classroom Connection: Scribbling Machines5m
Pedagogical Perspective: Edith Ackermann7m
2 readings
Week Overview: Identifying Dimensions of Learning10m
Your Turn10m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Tinkering Tenets and Personal Expression

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings
6 videos
Sewn Circuits7m
Paper Circuits7m
Inspiration: Jie Qi10m
Pedagogical Perspective: Mike Eisenberg7m
Classroom Connection4m
2 readings
Week Overview: Personal Expression Through Tinkering10m
Your Turn10m

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