Buffy Hamilton schreibt unter dem Titel «Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries» in «The Unquiet Librarian» über Makerspaces im Zusammenhang mit Schulbibliotheken (via iLibrarian). Doch erst einmal: was ist überhaupt unter einem Makerspace zu verstehen?
«Modeled after hackerspaces, a makerspace is a place where young people have an opportunity to explore their own interests, learn to use tools and materials, and develop creative projects. It could be embedded inside an existing organization or standalone on its own. It could be a simple room in a building or an outbuilding that’s closer to a shed. The key is that it can adapt to a wide variety of uses and can be shaped by educational purposes as well as the students’ creative goals.
Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… makerspaces are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation.» (mehr)