Build a Makerspace for Young People
- Course provided by Future Learn
- Study type: Online
- Starts: Anytime
- Price: Free
Embrace the maker movement - build a makerspace in your community
A makerspace is an area inside a school, library or other public facility, which young people can use to apply digital skills to the real world, exploring ideas and making things collaboratively.
This online course will show you how to create a makerspace in your community. You’ll explore different approaches to makerspaces, understand the pedagogy that underpins the maker movement, and get practical advice on getting started.
By the end of the course, you’ll understand the benefits of embracing making and know how to find partners to help you build a successful makerspace in your community.
What topics will you cover?
- How to create a makerspace in your community
- The pedagogy that underpins the maker movement
- Practical advice to help you get started
- The different approaches to makerspaces
- Identifying partners who can help you build a successful makerspace
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who wants to build a makerspace for young people. You might be a school or community librarian, a primary or secondary school teacher, a school governor, a member of a parent-teacher association or a museum education officer.