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Blending art and science through maker activities

Making provides an excellent opportunity to link science and other STEM areas (technology, engineering and maths) with art disciplines to support creativity and promote creative thinking.…

From  Matty Phillips on June 17th, 2021 0 likes 12 plays 0  

Maker skills in the workplace

In this video, Alison heads to the Jenx factory in Sheffield to see how maker skills are being utilised by employers.Jenx are a company who create developmental equipment for children with special…

From  Matty Phillips on June 9th, 2021 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Why do employers need creative skills?

In this video, Alison speaks to the organiser of a STEM event for children to see how makerskills are being utilised by employers.John Barber from WorkWise organises Get Up to Speed (GUTS), an event…

From  Matty Phillips on June 9th, 2021 0 likes 14 plays 0  

Week 3 Summary

In this video, Alison reflects on Week 3, outlining some of the key reasons why she feels makerspaces are so valuable for children, young people and adults.Alison emphasise the importance of…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome back. It’s fantastic to have you here with us in Week 3. In this video, Alison explains what you can expect from the final week of the course.This week we want to hear all about your…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Week 2 Summary

In this video, Alison summarises the weeks learning and looks forward to the final week of Makerspaces for Creative Learning.As Alison notes, she was so impressed by the Bay Area Discovery…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Welcome to Week 2

In this video, Alison welcomes you back to Week 2 and explains what we have coming up this week.This week, we’ll visit schools, libraries, museums and community settings to find out how…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Week 1 Summary

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of the first week. This week, we have examined the nature of creative learning in makerspaces.How have you found this first week of the course?Is there…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 5 plays 0  

What is a Makerspace?

In this first video, we meet lead educator Dr Alison Buxton, who introduces the concept of a makerspace and explains how they work.Makerspaces are diverse in nature, and the video provides a brief…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 12 plays 0  

Makerspaces at the V&A, London, UK: A Case Study

In this video, Alison interviews Dr Helen Charman, Director of Learning and National Programmes at the V&A Museum.Helen outlines the rationale for introducing makerspaces in museums, and outlines…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 11 plays 0  

"Unboxing" a MakerBox part 2

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"Unboxing" a MakerBox part 1

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Bay Area Discovery Museum, California, USA: Case Study

In this video, Alison talks to Dr Lisa Regalla, Deputy Director of the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) was the first in the world…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Teaching teachers to use MakerBoxes

In this video, Alison shows a group of early years pracitioners from Rotherham how they can use MakerBoxes in their teaching.

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Interview with John Carlin, Headteacher at Penketh High School

In the supplementary video for "How does it work in practice?", Alison speaks to headteacher John Carlin about the makerspace at Penketh High School, how it came to be, the process involved…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 12 plays 0  

How does it work in practice?

Imagining a makerspace is a fine way to start, but how do they actually work in the real world?In this video, Alison travels to Penketh High School in Warrington to meet Caroline Keep, director of…

From  Matty Phillips on June 2nd, 2021 0 likes 8 plays 0