donderdag
20 mei

Inclusive Maker Education

calendar
10:00 - 16:00

About Makerspace 4 Inclusion

Makerspace 4 Inclusion is an international cooperation involving 5 organizations from across Europe: Digijeunes (FR), Transit Projectes sociales (ES), Nod Makerspace (RO), Horizonlab (IT) and Timelab (BE). Makerspaces are gathering points where communities of new and experienced makers connect to work on real and personally meaningful projects, informed by helpful mentors and expertise, using new technologies and traditional tools. The objective of our project is to promote makerspace-like environments and educational making activities as a means to foster social inclusion of young people.

Over the course of 2 years, the Makerspace 4 Inclusion team has produced a number of tutorials on making, a methodological guide for the educators who wish to set up their own making activities, a series of instructional videos about jump starting a makerspace-like environment, and finally a set of guidelines relating to open source hardware and software typically employed in maker education activities. So far the team has engaged hundreds of young people in educational making activities, they have been experiencing the concept of an inclusive maker education that would enable young people to grow intellectually and personally.

About the May 20th event

The Inclusive Maker Education Event scheduled for May 20th 2021 is an opportunity to share the outputs and results of Makerspace 4 Inclusion with representatives of educational institutions, youth centres, instructional environments, NGOs, youth practitioners, individuals affiliated to local maker communities, and local policy makers. The Event also creates a platform to discuss and exchange about inclusion and maker education. Together we set the Multiplier Effect of the project in motion! 

The event will take place on ZOOM and everyone is welcome to join. There will be practical workshops and debate sessions organized by the team, which will touch upon the deliverables produced by the international consortium as well as our experience relating to maker education and inclusion of young people. Besides the contributions by the Makerspace 4 Inclusion team, we expect to host 6 invited speakers for panel discussions.

You can register for the event and the workshops via this registration form. If you are interested to be on our panel, you can fill in this application form

See below for the full programme of the event. 

Programme 

Welcome and introduction to the Inclusive Maker Education Event

10:00 - 10:10: Welcome by Laure-Anne Vermaercke, Timelab 

10:10 - 10:30: What is Makerspace 4 Inclusion? by Òscar Martínez, Trànsit Projectes 

10:30 - 10:35: Welcome by Mauro Desira, Erasmus+ 

10:35 - 11:00: Presenting the partners

  • Evi Swinnen, Timelab 
  • Òscar Martínez, Trànsit Projectes
  • Federico Gargiulo, Horizon Lab
  • Chloe Souter, Digijeunes
  • Ina Dumitriu, NOD Makerspace 

11:00 - 11:15: Overview of the programme and technicalities

11:15 - 11:30: COFFEE BREAK   

 

Parallel workshops around the outputs of the project

11:30 - 12:15: Parallel workshops in Spanish, Romenian, French and Italian

  • Workshop 1: Methodology for educational maker activities, Trànsit Projectes (Spanish)
  • Workshop 2: Jumpstarting makerspace-like environments, NOD Makerspace (Romenian)
  • Workshop 3: Tools for recognition and validation of learning outcomes acquired in a makerspace-like environment, Digijeunes (French)
  • Workshop 4: Open source hardware and software for maker education, Horizon Lab (Italian)

12:15 - 13:00: Parallel workshops in English  

  • Workshop 1: Methodology for educational maker activities, Trànsit Projectes
  • Workshop 2: Jumpstarting makerspace-like environments, NOD Makerspace
  • Workshop 3: Tools for recognition and validation of learning outcomes acquired in a makerspace-like environment, Digijeunes 
  • Workshop 4: Open source hardware and software for maker education, Horizon Lab 

13:00 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK

 

Recap and panel discussion about inclusion and maker education

14:00 - 14:10: Recap of the parallel workshops  

14:10 - 14:50: Panel discussion around inclusive maker education (panelists TBA)

14:50 - 15:30: Panel discussion around inclusive maker education (panelists TBA)

 

Closing

15:30 - 16:00: Closing remarks 



 

calendar
10:00 - 16:00