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Natalie's model of greenhouse.

Natalie's model of greenhouse.

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Despite the growth of the Maker Movement, few studies have examined what learning opportunities in teacher education programs facilitate preservice teachers’ understanding of inclusive making for students from diverse backgrounds. This study explored how preservice teachers used their funds of knowledge for making projects in a STEM education cours...

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... the PTs' diverse ideas, tools, or resources constructed outside of the university classrooms played critical roles in advancing the making projects, creating a deeper connection to the making activities. Natalie, one of the participating PTs, built a model of a greenhouse powered by solar cells to challenge the lack of access to healthy foods experienced across the local campus (Figure 2). To identify a community problem for her making project, Natalie utilized her diverse FoK developed over the years on Golden State campus and in her rural hometown: ...