A MAKER MANIFESTO FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES?
Moulding a maker manifesto for schools and libraries, expressing core values on community building, intercultural collaboration, non-hierarchical organization/workflow and open design.
- A makerspace is not primarily about the tools, instead it’s the community that is the core.
- Teachers, librarians and other pedagogical professions and roles are learning community builders. They can’t deliver real value in a co-making digital era if they don’t accept the role of the learningfacilitator.
- The collective skills and passions of the local community is what needs to be harvested, mediated and matched to other motivated co-makers.
- Clusters of relevant and passionate maker working groups will be able to design solutions that match (g)local needs.
- Key factor to success: facilitating mentorship based on microtasks and networking across silos and filter bubbles.
A DESIGN TOOLBOX
- The three paths of Mozilla’s Web Literacy Map – Read/Write/Participate
- Doug Belshaw’s Eight Elements of Digital Literacies
- Mark Hatch’s The Maker Movement Manifesto
- Makertjej’s “Makerfesto”
- Isa Jahnke’s Digital Didactical Designs
- Scott Dooley and Scott Witthot’s Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration
- School curriculums
- Library policies and guidelines
Photos: Per Falk, CC BY