Material 20.01.2019

Maker activities in youth work

What is the significance of the maker movement for youth work? What do maker culture and youth work have in common? What is the added value of maker activities for established youth work practice? How does one get started?

The articles in this publication seek to explore the potential of maker activities in youth work from the viewpoints of digitalisation of society, maker culture as well as practical youth work activities. It is intended for anyone interested in digital youth work and maker activities. We hope that it will aid readers in understanding the phenomena behind practical maker activities while giving new viewpoints and tips for youth work practice. Most of all we aim to inspire readers to explore the possibilities of maker activities in daily youth work.

The articles:

FOREWORD

PART 1: DIGITALISATION AND MAKER CULTURE

Juha Kiviniemi: Updating and upgrading youth work with maker activities
Heini Karppinen: The best part of maker culture is making something with your own hands!
Heikki Pullo: The evolution of Finnish maker culture
Tomi Dufva: Maker culture 2018: towards greater tolerance and diversity?

PART 2: MAKER CULTURE AND YOUTH WORK

Alexandre Boutaud: Building communities in and around makerspaces
Robert Schommer: Pedagogy of makerspaces
David Allistone: Toy Hacking and low-cost maker culture in local communities
Janice Feighery, Barbara Nea and Hilary Tierney: STEAMing Ahead: towards embedding STEAM in Irish Youth Work

PART 3: PRACTICAL MAKER ACTIVITIES IN YOUTH WORK

Juha Kiviniemi: The basic tools of maker activities
Maja Katinić Vidović: Micro:bit – so small, yet so powerful
Kari Surma-aho: mBots in church youth work
Juha Kiviniemi: LED hobbyhorses

PDF: Maker activities in youth work
Publisher: Verke
Editor: Juha Kiviniemi
ISBN: 978-951-9245-47-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-951-9245-48-5 (pdf)
Pages: 120
Year published: 2019

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