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Anything by Mike Eisenberg
Carol Dweck's work on growth mindset.
The work of the Maker Effect Foundation (http://www.themakereffect.org/maker-mindset/)
The Connected Learning Group (http://connectedlearning.tv/what-is-connected-learning)
Work from the Exploratorium, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Lawrence Hall of Science.
Edith Ackerman's work on play and learning
Professional connections (PIE, Tinkering, ASTC COP, etc) are significant sources.