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Make it Open

Led by Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, and with 7 Ecsite members as part of the Consortium, Make it Open supports schools in becoming agents of community well-being. The project will help schools collaborate with enterprises and civil society organisations in order to run activities where children solve challenges in and with the community, using tools and approaches from the maker movement.

The consorium will support schools, teachers, educators and students of all ages to make synergies between science, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. It will offer tools for collaboration between formal, non-formal and informal educational providers, enterprise and civil society, and support schools in becoming agents of community well-being where families are encouraged to become real partners in the learning process. Importantly it will work closely with teachers and school administrators to set their own vision for open schooling, and tailor a model which will work with their context, needs and opportunities. The Make it Open team brings together pioneers in maker education with three networks of educators covering both formal and non(in)formal science education. The project will create open schooling hubs in 10 European countries where more than 150 schools will each collaborate with enterprises and civil society organisations in order to run activities where children solve challenges in and with the community using tools and approaches from maker education.

Keywords

  • maker open-school

List of project partners

  • Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem
  • Waag Society
  • Copernicus Science Center
  • Fixperts Ltd
  • European Schoolnet
  • Columbia University (Transformative Learning Technologies Lab and FabLearn Program)
  • Ecsite