Gravitating Towards Technology in Education: Place of Makerspace

Felicia, Yusuf and Chidi, Segun-Adeniran and Ugwunwa, Esse and Roland, Izuagbe and Juliana, Iwu-James and Oyeronke, Adebayo and Michael, Fagbohun and Olajumoke, Olawoyin and Sola, Owolabi (2019) Gravitating Towards Technology in Education: Place of Makerspace. In: Proceedings of INTED2019 Conference, 11th-13th March 2019, Valencia, Spain.

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Based on constructivist philosophy which focuses on enabling learners to generate knowledge through interaction with physical objects, the idea of makerspace was initiated. The main essence of makerspace is to stir creativity, innovations and motivate learners towards designing and inventing. This paper is an exposition on the place of makerspace as a new approach to pedagogical activities. The 21st century is immersed in information and communication technology revolution which has necessitated a new way of learning. New generation of learners are referred to as digital natives who are naturally gravitated towards new innovations. This paper relies on recent scholarly publications to point out intricacies of makerspace, the need for educators to embrace it, the new role for educators and other stakeholders in education and the need to manage this change in the educational system. The paper also points out the challenges that this new wave encounters in areas where adoption has taken place and the benefits of adopting makerspace. Conclusion is however made that change is constant and the idea of makerspace may be the new shift that will totally revolutionize the academic world. It is suggested that Faculty and Management need to encourage studies to evaluate accruable benefits of makerspace. Keywords: Makerspace, education, technology. STEM, learning process, learners.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2023 12:50
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023 12:59

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