Topic: Inquiry & Design (ID)
Blakemore, M. (2019). Problem scoping: Design thinking & close reading makerspaces in the school library. Knowledge Quest, 46(4), pp. 66–69. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=128199635&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Summary: The author defines what a makerspace is and illustrates some of its uses for students. She then goes into problem scoping as part of the design process, where students would define the problem, before continuing on to design a solution. The author also connects literature and literacy to the making process, as they can be connected by solving problems in stories through making. She offers different approaches that can be taken for this design practice with whole groups or small groups.
Evaluation/Opinion: As someone who is very new to almost all of the theories and practices from this segment, I had not heard of this practice, and thought it was a very interesting one that was also friendly as a more introductory article that I could also use where I am more experienced in a public library setting while still teaching me more about school librarianship. I thought others may have been interested in learning about this as well if they had not yet heard of problem scoping with makerspaces.