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What is a makerspace?

In this video, Dr Alison Buxton provides an overview of makerspaces, outlining their key characteristics.

In this first video, we meet lead educator Dr Alison Buxton, who introduces the concept of a makerspace and explains how they work.

Makerspaces are diverse in nature, and the video provides a brief description of various types of makerspaces that you may encounter.

Because of the varied nature of makerspaces it is not possible to be exhaustive in describing them, but the video will introduce you to some of their key features.

If you are familiar with a type of makerspace that is not outlined in the video, please share the details in the ‘comments’ section below.

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