This output focuses on the development of training materials for teachers and educators of makerspaces. A collection of resources, available as Open Educational Resources, have been created to support teachers/educators that want to use the ASSESSMAKE21 digital solution in makerspace settings.
The resources take the form of a handbook which focuses on use of the digital tool including the teacher specific functionality, how to onboard and support students in use of the tool, the definition of the 21st Century Skills in an easy to grasp way, illustrations and more.
More specifically, the training materials include:
- Introduction to the maker movement and the role of makerspaces in education with a focus on the development of 21st Century Skills (e.g. collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving).
- Documentation highlighting the need for tools to assess the aforementioned skills
- Introduction to the ASSESSMAKE21 digital tool/solution, how to use tutorial and guidelines, and learning scenarios that will exemplify the use of the tool/solution in makerspace settings.
Final version of the ASSESSMAKE21 handbook:
The 1st section presents in an easy to grasp way the theoretical framework underpinning the Assessmake21 project. In this section you can find information about makerspaces and maker activities. The making practices are also seen under the prism of 21st Century Skills. Finally this section highlights the need for tools to assess the aforementioned skills.
The 2nd section is an introduction to the Assessmake21 digital tool/solution, how to use tutorial and guidelines, and learning scenarios that will exemplify the use of the tool/solution in makerspace settings.
The 3rd section aims at inspiring teachers by presenting a list of maker activities/projects that have been carried out by young makers.
Here you can find useful resources for further reading. These target teachers interested in going deeper into the theoretical concepts presented in the 1st section. They cover a range of topics: maker education, maker movement, making projects, 21st century skills and more. Here you can also find extended texts that aim at further explaining the theoretical issues raised in the beginning of this handbook.
click here to open the ASSESSMAKE21 handbook
YouTube Video gallery (full playlist):
The 10 videos demonstrate the tool, the key functionalities, inspiring practices and “episodes” of real use in makerspace settings.
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