The Maker Space concepts sits within a nexus of creativity and playfulness where the freedom to fail is permitted and encouraged. Such practices jar with systematised educational practices that foreground predetermined learning outcomes, timetables and assessment. How do such spaces and practices integrate within a Higher Education curriculum? Knowing through Making looks at the affordances of maker and informal learning spaces within King’s College: What can be learnt from Maker Space practices that support embodied cognition and encourage playful experimentation and imagination? How can a greater understanding of the new field of making and Maker Spaces help us to provide opportunities for greater creativity across multiple disciplines?
Knowing through Making Symposium – Friday April 29th 2022 10.00 – 16.30 with lunch included (postponed from 14th December 2021) Following a year long King’s Together collaboration, the Knowing through Making research team invite you to a symposium to explore the ways that Making might inform teaching and learning in faculties across KCL.