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Makerspace in School - Experiences from a Large-Scale National Testbed

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  • Eva Eriksson
  • Carl Heath, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, GRUL, Sweden
  • Wolmet Barendregt, University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Olof Torgersson, University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Peter Ljungstrand, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
  • Niels Swinkels, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
  • Erik Einebrant, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
Digital fabrication and making are increasingly being
used in formal and informal learning environments.
However, while many of these initiatives often start
from a grassroots perspective, with little coordination
on a national level, we now present a study on the first
part of a large-scale national testbed for Makerspace in
schools (Makerskola). The project embodies a series of
issues that arise when a maker approach is applied to a
geographically widespread national education context.
The results of this study are based on an analysis of the
extensive project documentation and first-hand
experiences. The findings focus on the on-going
experiences with initiating and running a large-scale
national testbed in Sweden, involving more than 30
formal actors and hundreds of active partners in a
national educational landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year19 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2016
EventFabLearn Europe - University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201620 Jun 2016

Conference

ConferenceFabLearn Europe
LocationUniversity of Central Lancashire
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPreston
Period19/06/201620/06/2016

    Research areas

  • HCI, Maker Education, CCTD

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