Equity, literacies, and learning in technology-rich makerspaces

Wen Wen, Jill Castek

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This chapter uses an equity lens to examine learning in makerspaces with a focus on the role that literacies and technologies play in these spaces. The authors examine ways that makerspaces bridge formal and informal learning and serve as important contexts for community building and mentorship. This stance on makerspaces centers equity and inclusion as driving forces that must become central to the design of these innovative learning spaces. The piece includes a review of the literature aimed at building a deeper understanding of the principles that underlie literacy practices, collaboration, and learning engagement. The authors offer principles and recommendations for designing, organizing, expanding, and sustaining learning-through-making opportunities for all learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Makerspaces and 3D Printing in Education
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781668462966
ISBN (Print)9781668462959
StatePublished - May 6 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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