MAKERSPACES IN SCHOOLS OR LIBRARIES ?
The world around us is changing rapidly. New technological developments emerge continuously and bring many opportunities. We view this digital disruption with a mix of feelings: on the one hand full of wonder for the new possibilities, on the other hand with a tad of unrest about what impact this will have.
Digital is the new normal, and we have to make sure not to leave anyone behind.
In order to reach everyone in our society, schools and libraries are the most exquisite meeting places where young and old gather and have access to information, culture and lifelong learning.
More and more schools and libraries set up a makerspace to invest in maker education with a focus on STEAM, and to empower their communities. In these makerspaces people start using digital (fabrication) technology to make things, and in doing so acquire a lot of skills. This kind of digital literacy is essential to ensure that the gains of the next digital disruptions benefit the entire society.