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Makerspaces in the Early Years: Current Perceptions and Practices of Early Years Practitioners, Library and Museum Educators and Makerspace Staff - A Survey

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posted on 2019-07-24, 16:35 authored by Jacqueline Marsh, Dr Hans Christian Arnseth, Annie Beech, Julia Bishop, Dr Alicia Blum-Ross, Elizabeth ChesworthElizabeth Chesworth, Kristín Dýrfjörð, Heather EllisHeather Ellis, Professor Ole Erstad, Christina Fashanu, Dr Torfi Hjartarson, Anna Elisa Hreiðarsdóttir, David HyattDavid Hyatt, Dr Sólveig Jakobsdóttir, Dr Svanborg R. Jónsdóttir, Dr Alfredo Jornet, Louise KayLouise Kay, Skúlína H. Kjartansdóttir, Michail Kontopodis, Antonios Ktenidis, Jamal LahmarJamal Lahmar, Rachael Levy, Sabine LittleSabine Little, Prof Sonia Livingstone, George Marusteru, Monica Mitarca, Bobby Syed MohamedBobby Syed Mohamed, Bethany NutbrownBethany Nutbrown, Dr Margrét E. Ólafsdóttir, Bryony Olney, Marion OvesonMarion Oveson, Kate PahlKate Pahl, Rebecca Parry, Laura Page, Mark Payne, Louisa Haugaard, Svava PétursdóttirSvava Pétursdóttir, Deborah Rodrigues, Þórdís Sævarsdóttir, Fiona Scott, Dr Ole Smørdal, Mark TaylorMark Taylor, Dr Gísli Thorsteinsson, Dr Kjetil Sandvik, Dr ​Klaus Thestrup, Anca Velicu, James Wallbank, Lisa Wallbank, Elizabeth WoodElizabeth Wood, Dylan Yamada-RiceDylan Yamada-Rice, Justyna Zubrycka
The MakEY project explores the place of the rising ‘maker’ culture in the development of young children’s digital literacy and creative design skills.
A survey was undertaken of early years professionals, including teachers, staff working in museums and libraries, and makerspace staff to identify what current understanding and practice is with regard to the use of makerspaces. The survey was developed by the project team and placed online using Qualtrics. The survey was translated into the languages of countries participating in the project: Danish, German, Icelandic, Norwegian and Romanian. At a later stage in the project, the survey was translated into Portuguese and Spanish, for future use.



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