MakerSpace

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."

(http://innovationtoolbox.intel.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/18009_IntelEdu_Guide2Making_FA_LR_singles.pdf)


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?

Places for people to come together, sharing the tools, technology and know-how:

Robots and Dinosaurs in Meadowbank

Makerspace & Co in Marrickville

Solidifier in Darlinghurst

UNSW Art & Design's Makerspace


An increasing number of schools are providing makerspaces for their students.

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)

  • ICT capability

  • 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

http://www.nbnco.com.au/blog/meet-the-workers-of-the-future.html


http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/is-this-australias-youngest-entrepreneur-20150916-gjojai.html

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/from-making-scarves-to-building-a-165-million-startup-canvas-melanie-perkins-20151006-gk2nda

Dresden Optics: https://dresden.com.au/our-story/

How does the CPPS MakerSpace work?

Located within the school library

Student-led, student-run, student-focussed

Making opportunities include:

  • Coding
  • Makey Makey
  • Ozobots
  • Lego Wall
  • Crochet
  • Origami

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