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Keeping in touch and moving on

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This week, we have considered practical issues with regard to setting up a makerspace, and identified the need to consider issues of diversity and inclusion when planning and delivering them.

This week has built on the learning of the previous weeks, in which models of different kinds of makerspaces were explored, and the key principles of learning that underpin makerspace practice were considered.

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the MakEY project over the past three weeks. If you wish to find out more about the project and how it was implemented in the seven different countries involved in it, then a book is now available.

To keep up to date with our current work at Maker{Futures}, visit our website.

At the University of Sheffield’s School of Education we also run exciting courses in which we feature our research on makerspaces. You may be interested in our BA in Education, Culture and Childhood or our MA in Digital Literacies, Culture and Education.

Finally, we would like to return to the question that we posed at the very beginning of the course – do we become less creative as we get older?

Throughout the course, we have indicated that we can all learn to express our creative selves and be imaginative in our approach to making if we are provided with appropriate resources and support.

In this penultimate step, use the discussion forum below to share your final thoughts on the question of creativity.

What do you think?
Do makerspaces have a place in fostering creativity?
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