The implementation of Computational Thinking skills and Maker Education in projects and curricula can help students develop 21st century skills in the following ways:
Critical thinking and problem-solving: Computational Thinking emphasizes breaking down complex problems into smaller parts and finding creative solutions, which can help individuals develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Maker Education encourages you to critically reflect and iterate on your idea as you prototype.
Creativity and innovation: Both Maker Education and Computational Thinking can help individuals develop their creativity and ability to innovate by allowing them to design, build, and create their own projects and products.
Communication and collaboration: Computational Thinking and Maker Education often involve working in teams and communicating with others to consider problems, select ideas, and present those ideas to others.