In this project, researchers from the University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri will be working with staff from Innovation Centre Iceland, which runs 7 Fab Labs around the country, and Uppfinningaskólinn, the Young Inventors School.
The teams will be undertaking projects with children aged 3-8. Some of the projects will involve families in the makerspaces. The makerspace workshops will take place in pre-schools, schools, after-school clubs, public places and a museum.
The projects will examine various aspects of makerspaces, including how the children, parents and family members interact with the materials they encounter, and how the various professional groups (teachers, makerspace staff) collaborate in the development and delivery of the makerspace workshops.Back to Projects