the meaning edupunk is basically wanting students to create their education rather than merely consume it.
some of the definitions that helped me understand this even more was found at this website
The definition of edupunk is somewhat loose, as preferred by its creator and early adopters. The New York Times defined the term as “an approach to teaching that avoids mainstream tools like PowerPoint and Blackboard, and instead aims to bring the rebellious attitude and D.I.Y. ethos of ’70s bands like The Clash to the classroom”.
This DIY perspective is something I used my whole life. I never had anyone help me, I had no older sisters or brothers to help me. I had to learn everything myself and with all the education I have gained.
Quote I like by Anya Kamenet“Everybody loves the idea of being a bit rebellious, and the idea that I’m trying to get across is that there is a student-centric way to approach higher education.”