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Online course

Build a Makerspace for Young People

Find out how to create and run a makerspace for young people. Look at the pedagogy and approaches behind digital making.

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?

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore how create a makerspace in your community
  • Explore different approaches to makerspaces
  • Discuss the pedagogy that underpins the maker movement
  • Apply practical advice on getting started.
  • Identify partners to help you build a successful makerspace in your community

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.

What software or tools do you need?

To take part in the course learners need access to free programming software Scratch and Python

What do people say about this course?

Thank you - this has really clarified my thinking about how we can build a makerspace into the museum and the potential it could have for our visitors.

Kirsty Sullivan

This is how all teacher education should be, only without the subscription. Nice range of material, collaboration, ideas, and I also like the opportunity to update the proposal presentation as we progressed through the course. Not too demanding on time, but serious enough to be thought provoking.

Martin Watts

Who will you learn with?

Andrew Collins @ascollins

Educator Training Manager for Raspberry Pi Foundation North America. Find me on Twitter: @ascollins

Who developed the course?

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.

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