Makerspace in School – Experiences from a Large-Scale National Testbed
Paper i proceeding, 2016
Digital fabrication and making are increasingly being
used in formal and informal learning environments.
However, while many of these initiatives often start
from a grassroots perspective, with little coordination
on a national level, we now present a study on the first
part of a large-scale national testbed for Makerspace in
schools (Makerskola). The project embodies a series of
issues that arise when a maker approach is applied to a
geographically widespread national education context.
The results of this study are based on an analysis of the
extensive project documentation and first-hand
experiences. The findings focus on the on-going
experiences with initiating and running a large-scale
national testbed in Sweden, involving more than 30
formal actors and hundreds of active partners in a
national educational landscape.