The what, where, why and how of MakerSpace at Croydon Park
What is a MakerSpace?
"The maker movement is a growing community of artists, scientists, craftspeople, amateurs, professionals, tinkerer, and engineers celebrating personal creativity, ingenuity, and empowerment."
“A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials.” (http://renovatedlearning.com/2015/04/02/defining-makerspaces-part-1/)
Where are Makerspaces found?
Why have a MakerSpace?
Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008)
-> General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum:
"assist students to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century" (acara, 2013)
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
- Ethical understanding
With current trends with jobs and workforce, students will need creativity and innovation; be prepared to fail, and to know how to learn.
They will be The Creatives, The Doers; working with others, in teams, collaborating
Dresden Optics: https://dresden.com.au/our-story/
How does the CPPS MakerSpace work?
Student-led, student-run, student-focussed
Making opportunities include:
- Makey Makey
- Lego Wall