This challenge proposes to bring together students with schools and community partners to reflect on the fundamental skills needed to develop one’s creative confidence as a maker.
Through conversations, the group co-constructs resources that will both help teachers build the skills they need to integrate maker education in their classes, and create interdisciplinary projects that target real-world complex problems that motivate, engage and empower students.
The group reflects on the notion of commons, open-source resources, communities of practice and the ethos of resourcefulness that is present in the DIY movement and maker sub-cultures.
The outcome of this challenge was the design of an event to bring together students and teachers across various makerspaces in order to build maker fundamental skills and interest as a broader community. The final prototypes were presented at the 4TH SPACE.