Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
This action research studied the impact of having a maker mindset on a unit of study in art and coding classrooms. This study was conducted with two fifth grade classrooms in a rural kindergarten through eighth grade charter school. Two specialist teachers, one from Art and one from Coding conducted the research over the period of four lessons each. Pre- and post-surveys were administered as well as student journaling, exit slips, and a final project rubric. The study revealed that a targeted unit of study on the maker mindset positively affected learner attitudes in all of the 12 qualities that construct a maker mindset. The data acquired through the research process informs educators’ practice to include explicit instruction to enhance a maker mindset.
Soltis, Jason and Wells, Tiffany. (2019). The Impact of Developing a Maker Mindset in an Interdisciplinary Fifth Grade Classroom. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/326