Facilitation in informal makerspaces

Sarah Lee, David Bar-El, Kit Martin, Marcelo Worsley

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This paper presents data from three Makerspaces and examines the extent to which facilitative roles, as articulated by facilitators and their supervisors, are subsequently practiced within the Makerspaces. The data was coded for themes of facilitation as captured in field notes and interviews with personnel at three different levels of seniority (senior executive, manager and on-the-ground facilitator). We suggest possible institutional factors that impact the emergence and expression of facilitative roles and seek to improve Makerspace pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1759-1760
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Issue number2018-June
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2018Jun 27 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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