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DOIT workshop at EDmedia conference (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
June 25 @ 9:30 - 13:00
“Making with kids in Europe – to foster digital literacy, to make a better world, and to build a new entrepreneurship education” – Workshop at the EDmedia conference in Amsterdam, 25th June 2018
Learning goals: Hands-on experiences with simple maker tools and projects with children for beginners and insights into diverse European approaches and experiences with maker education.
Description: Some of Europe’s leading experts on making with children will share their experiences and different approaches within this joint workshop. The workshop will include presentations about teacher education within makerspaces at the University of Technologies Graz (AT), about inspiring social innovation and educational projects at the Waag Society (NL) and about the European initiative DOIT, which sees making as a good base for an early entrepreneurship education. Participants will work with a set of tools and smaller maker projects. For example, they can program educational games in Scratch, build a dough piano (which will do music!) with a MaKeyMaKey set, or sew some “smart gloves”. Interactive discussions will be the base to develop own future implementations.
Participants: This workshop is planned for beginners within the field of making with children. Please bring your mobile devices (phone, tablet, computer) into the workshop, if possible. Max 26 people.
Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Sandra Schön, Salzburg Research, Austria
N.N., Waag Society, The Netherlands
Maria Grandl, Graz University of Technology, Austria