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MAKERSPACES IN THE EARLY YEARS: ENHANCING DIGITAL LITERACY AND CREATIVITY (MakEY)

Deliverables

Open Educational Resource

We will develop an open educational resource. This will be a section of the website which will contain material relevant for early years practitioners and museum educators, to enable them to plan makerspace workshops.

Paper for conference panels

A paper proposal will be submitted to the Digital Media and Learning Conference in Month 7 and a paper proposal will be submitted to the European Educational Research Conference in Month 20.

Edited Book

The book will consist of a literature review, theoretical framework and chapters that contain case studies of all of the projects. A manuscript will be submitted to a publisher by Month 30.

Survey analysis

The survey analysis will provide a summary of the outcomes of the two online surveys, one for individuals who work in makerspace SMEs and start-ups, and one for early years practitioners.

Literature Review

The consortium will develop a review of literature on the use of makerspaces in formal/ non-formal learning spaces.

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Publications

Makerspaces in the Early Years: A Literature Review

Author(s): Jackie Marsh, Kristiina Kumpulainen, Bobby Nisha, Anca Velicu, Alicia Blum-Ross, David Hyatt, Svanborg R. Jónsdóttir, Rachael Levy, Sabine Little, George Marusteru, Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, Kjetil Sandvik, Fiona Scott, Klaus Thestrup, Hans Christian Arnseth, Kristín Dýrfjörð, Alfredo Jornet, Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir, Kate Pahl, Svava Pétursdóttir and Gísli Thorsteinsson
Published in: 2017

Makerspaces in the Early Years: Current Perceptions and Practices of Early Years Practitioners, Library and Museum Educators and Makerspace Staff

Author(s): Jamal Lahmar, Mark Taylor, Jackie Marsh, Sólveig Jakobsdóttir, Anca Velicu, Hans Christian Arnseth, Alicia Blum-Ross, Kristín Dýrfjörð, Salvör Gissurardóttir, Torfi Hjartarson, Svanborg R. Jónsdóttir, Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir, Kristiina Kumpulainen, Monica Mitarcă, Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, Svava Pétursdóttir, Kjetil Sandvik, Klaus Thestrup and Gísli Thorsteinsson.
Published in: 2017

Maker Literacies and Maker Citizenship in the MakEY (Makerspaces in the Early Years) Project

Author(s): Jackie Marsh, Hans Arnseth, Kristiina Kumpulainen
Published in: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, Issue 2/3, 2018, Page(s) 50, ISSN 2414-4088
DOI: 10.3390/mti2030050

The craftivists: Pushing for affective, materially informed pedagogy

Author(s): Jennifer Rowsell, Mark Shillitoe
Published in: British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019, ISSN 0007-1013
DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12773