In 2018, the ICWG has a new focus on exploring Fablabs and Makerspaces, extending the work from the previous year, which looked into personalised learning and innovative learning spaces in schools.
In December 2017, the group agreed on exploring Fablabs and makerspaces, especially those which are closely connected to schools or other educational organisations such as universities. The group will investigate how they link to pedagogy, the curriculum, cross-curricular projects or specific subjects, STEM education, and skills development.
It is envisaged to produce:
- some practical guidelines for schools on how to set up such spaces based on ongoing research work carried out by INDIRE, Italy and
- case studies and videos showing what Fablabs/Makerspaces are and how they work in practice.
Personalisation, inclusion and coding remain topics of interest for the group, which will be linked to the work planned.
In this map you find the makerspaces [..]
Guidelines on Exploring and Adapting Learning Spaces in Schools - Practical advice and support to schools on how to develop and adapt learning spaces to facilitate the innovative use of ICT and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning.
BYOD Bring Your Own Device - Two guides have been published to provide guidance for school leaders and IT administrators.
ICWG pedagogical videos - Videos to showcase innovative pedagogical practice in classrooms across Europe.