On completion of the research projects, relevant outputs will be placed here in order to inform educators, makerspace users/ professionals, libraries, museums and policy-makers. In the meantime, we will keep the following Bibliography and Useful Links sections updated.

“Makerspaces in the Early Years: A Literature Review” is now available to download: Makey_Literature_Review.pdf

The MakEY Survey Findings “Makerspaces in the Early Years: Current Perceptions and Practices of Early Years Practitioners, Library and Museum Educators and Makerspace Staff” is now available to download: MakEY_Survey.pdf

Useful Links






Little Makers, Portugal

Bibliography on makerspaces in education

Anderson, C. (2012). Makers: The new industrial revolution. New York: Crown Business.

Balsamo, A. (2011). Designing culture: The technological imagination at work. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press.

Blikstein, P. (2013). Digital fabrication and ‘making’ in education: The democratization of invention. In J. Walter-Hermann & C. Buching (Eds.), Fab Labs: Of machines, makers and inventors. Bielefeld: Transcript Publishers. Retrieved from https://tltl.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/files/documents/publications/2013.Book- B.Digital.pdf.

Blikstein, P. & Worsley, M. (2016) The Maker Movement: The last chance of progressive education? In Peppler, K., Halverson, E. & Kafai, Y. (Eds.) Makeology: Makerspaces as learning environments (Volume 1). New York, NY: Routledge.

Buchholz, B., Shively, K., Peppler, K., & Wohlwend, K. (2014). Hands on, hands off: Gendered access in crafting and electronics practices. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 21(4), 278-297.

Canino-Fluit, A. (2014). School library makerspaces: Making it up as I go. Teacher Librarian, 41 (5) pp21- 27.

Hatch, M. (2013) The Maker Movement manifesto. New York: McGrawHill Education.

Holland, D., Lachicotte, W. Skinner, D. & Cain, C. (1998). Identity and agency in cultural worlds. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press.

Kafai, Y. B., Fields, D. A., & Searle, K. A. (2014). Electronic textiles as disruptive designs in schools: Supporting and challenging maker activities for learning. Harvard Educational Review, Vol. 84 (4), 532-556.

Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (eds) (2010). DIY media: Creating, sharing and learning with new technologies. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Kumpulainen, K., Karttunen, M., Juurola, L., & Mikkola, A. (2014). Towards children’s creative museum engagement and collaborative sense-making. Digital Creativity, Vol. 25(3), pp233-246.

Moorefield-Lang, H. (2014). Makers in the library: case studies of 3D printers and maker spaces in library settings. Library Hi Tech, Vol. 32 (4) pp. 583 – 593.

Moorefield-Lang, H. (2015). Making, libraries and literacies. Library Media Connection, Vol. 30 ( 4) p30.

Morozov, E. (2014). Making It: Pick up a spot welder and join the revolution. The New Yorker. January 13th, 2014. Retrieved from: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/01/13/making-it-2

Peppler, K., Halverson, E. & Kafai, Y. (Eds.) (2016). Makeology: Makerspaces as learning environments (Volume 1 and 2). New York, NY: Routledge.

Portelance, D.J., Strawhacker, A., & Bers, M.U. (2015). Constructing the ScratchJr programming language in the early childhood classroom. International Journal of Technology and Design Education. Online before print version, July 2015: DOI 10.1007/s10798-015-9325-0

Santo, R. (2011). Hacker literacies: Synthesizing critical and participatory media literacy frameworks. International Journal of Learning and Media, Vol. 3 (3), pp1–5.

Santo, R. (2013). Towards hacker literacies: What Facebook’s privacy snafus can teach us about empowered technological practices. Digital Culture & Education, Vol.5 (1), pp18–33.

Sefton-Green, J., Kumpulainen, K., Brennan, K., Mikkola, A., Peppler, K., & Soep, E. L. (2014). Learning and becoming through making and participatory media. The International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2014 Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp18-20.

Schrock, A. (2014). “Education in disguise”: Culture of a hacker and maker space. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, Vol. 10 (1), pp1-25. Retrieved from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0js1n1qg

Sullivan, M. (2015). Maker, thinker, hacker? Active learning spaces in K-12 libraries. Library Media Connection, March/ April 2015, pp16-17.

Wohlwend, K. E. (2015). Making, remaking, and reimagining the everyday: Play, creativity, and popular media. In J. Rowsell & K. Pahl (Eds.), Routledge handbook of literacy studies. London: Routledge.

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