Academics » Makerspace



Makerspace     Makerspace
What is Makerspace Education?
A "maker education" is a term closely associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) learning. It is an approach to problem-based and project-based learning that relies upon hands-on, collaborative , and exploratory experiences as a method for solving authentic real-world problems. Students will also learn that failure is not something to be afraid of, but an opportunity to grow and develop. A "maker education" offers students the time, workspace, and resources for self-directed learning. Students' interests, curiosities, and questions are viewed as significant influences on the thinking and learning process. A "makerspace" is the actual environment that fosters the ideals of making, tinkering, collaboration, and invention
What Research Says
  • Hands-on projects lead to deeper learning

  • A Makerspace encourages a growth mindset

  • STEAM skills prepare students for jobs of the future