A growing number of research studies, teacher surveys and school case studies show the impact that Makers Empire’s pedagogically sound and differentiated approach to learning is having on influencing learning outcomes for students.
High Levels of Student Engagement
100% of lessons observed had high levels of student engagement
94% of students wanted to keep using Makers Empire after school for fun or work
24% of students chose to voluntarily use the app at home
Helping All Students Succeed
Teachers Confidently Teaching the Curriculum
99% of teachers identified positive links between students’ literacy &/or numeracy and using Makers Empire
The number of teachers with a strong to extensive understanding of Design Thinking increased from 42% to 76%
The number of teachers feeling “very confident” in their ability to teach STEM increased from 23.9% to 34%.
Closing the Gap for Less Capable Students
Helping to Develop 21st Century Learning Skills
Researchers observed high levels of creativity in 71% of lessons
Researchers observed high levels of design thinking in 64% of lessons
Researchers observed high levels of problem-solving in 58% of lessons
Engaging Reluctant Learners and Teaching Persistence
Improving Chances of a Future Career in STEM
There is much research indicating that spatial skills are strongly linked to future performance in STEM fields. So improving students’ spatial reasoning skills helps improve their chances of a STEM career.
A class of students more than tripled their ability to design with symmetry in spatial reasoning
A class of students improved their ability to identify connections by 48% in spatial reasoning
A class of students improved their ability to describe their design steps by 46% in communication assessment
Encourage a Love of STEM and Future Career Success
Supporting Special Needs Students
91% of special needs students displayed above average level of creativity and effort using Makers Empire
100% of special needs students displayed significantly above average level of creativity and effort in their designs
82% of special needs students displayed significantly above average level of achievement in the quality of their work
Levelling the Playing Field for Special Needs Students
Aligning Learning to Local Curriculum
The number of teachers feeling “very confident” in their ability to teach the new NSW K-6 Science & Technology Syllabus increased by a factor of 4.
The number of teachers reporting a strong to extensive understanding of the new NSW K-6 Science & Technology Syllabus increased by a factor of 3.
The number of teachers reporting a strong to extensive understanding of maker pedagogy increased by a factor of 7.
More Research in Related Areas
There is considerable related research into the impact of maker pedagogy, STEM learning, active learning, inquiry thinking, spatial reasoning and more on student learning incomes.