04.12.2020 – 04.12.2020

Come and join the Make it now – maker pedagogics and makerspaces -seminar!

Makespace, FabLab or a place to tinker? Is a makerspace a part of school, a mobile solution or a communal space? What kind of learning do makerspaces make possible, how can these spaces be designed and how to utilize your own strengths in designing them?

In the seminar we will orientate to the background of maker pedagogics, hear expert talks and visit different makerspaces around Finland virtually. The keynote speaker of the event is a long term collaborator of Innokas Network and pioneer in the field, Associate Professor Paulo Blikstein from Columbia University, New York (https://tltlab.org/about/).

Time: Friday 4th of December 2020 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Location: The seminar is held online and participants will receive the Zoom-link a week before the event.


10.00 am Welcome and opening words, Head of Innokas Network Tiina Korhonen, University of Helsinki
10.30 am Invention pedagogies as multidisciplinary 21st century competences, Professor Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, University of Helsinki
11.00 am Virtual Makerspace tours: Makerspace at school, Jens Lindholm City of Larsmo & Juha Kokkonen, City of Tampere
11.15 am The development of childrens’ digital literacy in school makerspaces, Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen, University of Helsinki
11.45 am Virtual Makerspace tours: Makerspaces with local flavor, Petja Pyykkönen, City of Lappeenranta & Jussi Näykki, City of Oulu
12.00 pm Lunch break
1.00 pm Designing makerspaces: Heikki Pullo / Makerspaceman
1.30 pm Partnership and community in maker pedagogies, youth work and library, Innokas Coordinator Minna Kukkonen, City of Espoo, Innokas Fablearn Lab
1.45 pm Virtual Makerspace tours: Mobile solutions, Timo Pietiläinen, City of Lohja & Juha Kokkonen, City of Tampere
2.00 pm Keynote: Papert meets Paulo Freire: Bringing Culture and Students’ Interests to Maker Education, Associate Professor Paolo Blikstein, Columbia University, New York, USA
3.00 pm Closing remarks


Registration: Please register to the seminar by the 26th of November here. The seminar is held in Finnish with the exception of the keynote talk at 2 pm.

Inquiries: laura.salo(at)helsinki.fi

Come and join!