Making Techne, Techne in the Making

By Jon M. Wargo, Boston College, USA In April 2018, I had the opportunity to present at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). In a session titled “Techné in the Making: Literacies, Technologies, and Wonder in Research and Practice,” I, alongside session participants, took up Susan Delagrange’s (2011) Technologies of Wonder: Rhetorical Practice in a…

A secondment to Sheffield

Hans Christian Arnseth, University of Oslo, Norway In January 2018 I was able to spend a month in Sheffield as part of the MaKEY project. For me this was a very productive and inspiring visit. I was able to present my research in two research seminars, in Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University respectively. It…

Research for VR Design

Dylan Yamada-Rice, Royal College of Art Whilst Deborah Rodrigues (from Berlin FabLab and Gluck Workshops)  was on her previous secondment to Sheffield as part of the MakEY project, we co-taught a session on Research for VR Design to Information Experience Design (IED) students at the Royal College of Art. Details of the session follow. Outline This workshop…

Notes from Bucharest

Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir, University of Akureyri, Iceland Trials, errors and successes I arrived in Bucharest after an 18 hours trip from Akureyri in late October. This was my first trip to Romania, and to Bucharest. I did not know much about the city, mainly that it was known for being the home of the largest…

Makerspaces and Icelandic pre-schools

Anna Elísa Hreiðarsdóttir is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at the School of Education, University of Akureyri. Anna is a participant in the MakEY project and last October/November spent a month in Bucharest Romania, where she visited schools and makerspaces and participated as a guest in a workshop with the Romanian team.  Her research interests are in…

The Maker Production Line: From Authors’ Narratives to Students’ Craft

By Jennifer Rowsell and Amélie Lemieux, Brock University In line with Blum-Ross and Livingstone’s latest blog post on how parents play an important role in children’s making processes, we continue the blog post series by sharing the outcomes of a recent research project, Maker Literacies, that involves a teacher (Melissa Turcotte), an author (Frieda Wilshinsky),…

Makerspaces: how parents support young children’s learning

Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics Although the learning of young children is prioritised in the MaKEY project, it also involves understanding the different roles played by the adults who ‘facilitate’ children’s experiences, including teachers, maker educators and, crucially, parents and caregivers, who not only ‘broker’ young children’s making by bringing them in…