Online event: Makerspaces in Schools

Discover how to design, plan, create and manage a makerspace.  

Learning environments have been constantly evolving lately, always seeking for new ways of supporting teaching and learning. On 10 December we discussed about the findings of our recent Makerspace publication and heard from representatives from the case studies schools who shared views on the added value that makerspaces can bring to teaching.

The event consisted of 2 sessions:

At 12:00 CET  Session on Policy: Fostering innovative education
At 17:00 CET                 Session on Practice: Tips & tricks to develop Makerspaces

Session on Policy: Fostering innovative education

What are the benefits of innovating our schools' learning environments and promoting hands-on work? 

>> Bert Galle & Frederik Wylin (VTI Mene - Belgium)  

>> Manuela Pattarini (Istituto Comprensivo Lucio Fontana - Italy) [pdf]

>> Pedro Correia (Agrupamento de Escolas de Freixo - Portugal)

>> Claudia Bücheli (Baar Sekundarschule Sternmatt - Switzerland)

>> Lorenzo Guasti (INDIRE - Italy)

>> Stephanie Burton (Hep Vaud - Switzerland)

>> Dr. Riina Vuorikari (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

Download the presentation file here (pdf)


Session on Practice: Tips & tricks to develop Makerspaces

Do you want to have a makerspace in your school? During session 2, we discussed how toolkits in our latest Makerspace publication could be used by any school.

>> Madeleine MurraY (PDST - Ireland)

>> Sarah Dell'Aera (BEE-Creative - Luxemburg)

>> Fernando Franco (DGE - Portugal)

>> Hermann Morgenbesser ( - Austria)

>> Jennifer McGarry (Alexandra College Junior school - Ireland)

>> Marc Teusch (BEE-Creative - Luxembourg)

Download the presentation file here (pdf)


Did you miss the event?

You can watch the recordings on YouTube:

Session on Policy: Fostering innovative education

Session on Practice: Tips & tricks to develop Makerspaces


FCL Guidelines for learning labs - Practical guidance to school leaders and teachers that wish to create their own learning labs or to adapt their learning spaces in other innovative ways. Available in EN.

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. 


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