MakeEdu - Maker Education for Educational Professionals is a project managed by the E&G Projekt Agentur GmbH from Germany and is gathering three partners: Škola dokorán – Wide Open School n. o. from Slovakia, Technolab Leiden from the Netherlands and Pomoc deci from Serbia.

Action-oriented media literacy is a central key competence in a society as well as in everyday life and the professional environment and is significantly influenced by digitisation. Thus, competences of the digital world are becoming a central prerequisite for social participation and they are imperative for a successful educational and professional career. Learning and living in the context of increasing digitisation and critical reflection will be integral parts of our society in the future. With the MakerEdu project, we are creating the opportunity to train educational professionals as multipliers in the field of making and the opportunity to pass on action-oriented media literacy to children and young people throughout Europe. The prerequisite for the latter, however, is that educators themselves deal with these topics and develop the corresponding competences. Makerspaces and making activities, as innovative practices, offer the possibility to actively promote creative competences, to enable access to and use of (digital) technologies and to consciously combine social interaction. This enables meaningful participation in an increasingly digital world.

The project aims to provide educational professionals with offers of action-oriented media education in the field of making and maker education. In detail, a training manual for educational professionals will be developed and made available digitally. Practical instructions for pedagogical work will be produced and made available digitally. In addition, a catalogue of requirements with a concept for the future use of the space will be created in order to enable the establishment of an own makerspace in the future.

Main activities: 

  1. Development of a vocational training manual for educational staff with appropriate theoretical background knowledge on action-oriented media literacy and making, methods and didactics as well as learning experiences and learning goals for children and young people. 
  2. Development of a catalogue of requirements for a makerspace in rural regions of Europe with a concept for space utilisation. 
  3. Creation of a collection of practice-proven, topic-related and target group-specific pedagogical practical instructions for concrete teaching and learning with children and young people in a makerspace. 

A planned Maker's Conference per partner country and an international training seminar are central elements of the dissemination of the project results. 

More information can be found on the project website

The project is co-funded by the European Union.