Locations: US + Turkey
GDL courses are offered to middle school students (ages 10-14) in the US and Turkey as afterschool or summer courses. At the heart of these courses is the desire to give students chances to design and create meaningful artifacts. During the design process, the students also get invaluable opportunities to be involved in tackling complex and ill-structured problems. In my dissertation, I have provided some empirical support showing that students attending GDL actually show improvements in their problem solving skills.