Setup of a Temporary Makerspace for Children at University: MAKER DAYS for Kids 2018

Maria Grandl, Martin Ebner, Andreas Strasser

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The maker movement has become a driving force for the new industrial revolution, whereby all learners should have the opportunity to engage. Makerspaces exist in different forms with different names and a variety of specializations. The MAKER DAYS for kids are a temporary open makerspace setting for children and teenagers with the goal to democratize STEAM education and social innovation and to empower young learners, especially girls, to shape their world. This publication presents the setup and results of a temporary makerspace at Graz University of Technology with more than 100 participants in four days in summer 2018 and discusses the role of new technologies as a trigger of making in education. Moreover, the MAKER DAYS implemented an innovative evaluation concept to document the participants’ activities in open and unstructured learning environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics in Education
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Research and Innovations
EditorsMunir Merdan, Wilfried Lepuschitz, Gottfried Koppensteiner, Richard Balogh, David Obdrzálek
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-26945-6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2019
Event10th International Conference on Robotics in Education - Wien, Austria
Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Conference10th International Conference on Robotics in Education
Abbreviated titleRiE 2019

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