Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Makerspaces in libraries--Iowa; Education--Standards--Iowa;
Studies within the last five years have examined the subject of makerspaces, but few have explored the specific details of how standards and learning are achieved through use of a makerspace. The purpose of this qualitative study is to deepen understanding of five Iowa Core Standards while participants use a makerspace. Additionally, the study aims to determine the degree to which state learning standards are addressed through the activities students engage in during their use of a makerspace in a school library. A sample population of five participants, three students and two teachers were included in the study. One session of observation in the makerspace occurred during each participant’s free period. Following the observation session, a one-on-one interview took place with each student. Additionally, a one-on-one interview occurred with two teachers. Upon completion of the study, the researcher found that through their use of the school library’s makerspace, students are meeting the five selected Iowa Core Standards: Standard 21.9-12.TL.1, Standard 21.9-12.TL.2, 21.9-12.TL.3, 21.9-12.TL.6, and Standard 21.9–12.ES.4.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
Joan Bessman Taylor
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©2016 Tracie Marshall
Marshall, Tracie, "Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 98.