Learning Dimensions of Making and Tinkering

Learning Dimensions of Making and Tinkering

Students gain valuable experiences while making and tinkering. Use this framework to notice, support, document, and design assessments for student learning—and to reflect on how your tinkering environment, activities, and facilitation may have supported or impeded such outcomes.

Learning Dimensions of Making and Tinkering one-pager
This document is a quick reference of all five learning dimensions in one page. For each dimension we have identified some specific indicators to help practitioners and researchers recognize and interpret learners’ behaviors.

Making Deeper Learners – A Tinkering Learning Dimensions Framework 2.0
An article describing the development and use of the Learning Dimensions Framework. Also included are project vignettes that demonstrate the dimensions of learning in action.


Overdeck Family Foundation
This project was funded by generous support from Overdeck Family Foundation and the National Science Foundation.