Educational makerspaces in Danish primary and lower-secondary schools: Preliminary insights from an ongoing evaluation of 17 municipalities’ makerspace initiatives.

Michal Pilgaard, Ditte Amund Basballe, Lillian Buus, Rikke Toft Nørgård, Christian Christrup Kjeldsen, Simon Ryberg Madsen, Mikkel Hjorth

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In recent years, an increasing interest in establishing and engaging
with makerspaces in the context of formal educational settings
in primary and lower-secondary schools in Denmark has grown.
Initiatives to establish makerspaces as formal learning spaces in
Denmark can be linked to international concepts and thoughts
about FabLabs, Hackerspaces, and the Maker movement. A mapping
of educational makerspace initiatives aiming for students in
primary and lower-secondary schools in Denmark has been conducted
as part of a larger evaluation of 17 educational makerspace
establishments in Danish municipalities. This paper presents early
findings from the evaluation. The overall aim of the evaluation
is to gain knowledge about makerspace settings as learning environments
and the potential and challenges such settings pose to
pedagogical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventFabLearn Europe/MakeEd 2022 - Aalborg universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 May 202231 May 2022


ConferenceFabLearn Europe/MakeEd 2022
LocationAalborg universitet


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