a jack-of-all-trades, a potterer, with overtones of unexpected strokes
a kind of handyman who enjoys adroitly drawing upon all sorts of everyday things - just what lies at hand - to attend to those things that make the good life
a kind of intuitive technician who plays around with concepts and objects in order to learn about them
a French word with no exact English equivalent used as a term by Seymour Papert to describe the style of approach exemplified by a tinkerer or a “jack of all trades”. Bricoleurs are comfortable in unfamiliar realms of learning and experience because they learn best by using indirect connections to known information, even if the details of the skills are not exactly related. They try things out until they figure out how to do something. (return to CONTENTS to find your way back to the link point in the section of text that brought you here)
French term meaning "handy-man" or "jack- of-all-trades," now implying someone who continually invents his or her own strategies for comprehending reality. Marcel Broodthaers has been so described. See bricolage.
a French term for a person who is adept at finding, or simply recognizing in their environment, resources that can be used to build something she or he believes is important and then putting resources together in a combination to achieve her or his goals.