21st Century Skills: MakerSpace


If you’re interested in 21st Century Skills (like Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication), you should be looking into MakerSpace which now has a branch in Durban 🙂 The aim is a kind of ‘make it yourself’ drive, and helps by providing the skills, tools and training to do it. For education this might be about 3D-printing, or how to use and program an Arduino, or Robot Making (see pamphlet below). This reminded me of Stanford’s FabLearn Labs which works on a similar logic (the photo above is of a FabLearn Lab). If your school can afford these types of courses I would strongly recommend moving in this direction…

School programmes

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You can find out more here – http://themakerspace.co.za/

One response to “21st Century Skills: MakerSpace

  1. Hi Nic

    this is exactly the kind of thing we are looking at doing. I have a group of pupils doing robotics and coding. As for the 3D printing, this would be amazing.

    Thanks for keeping us in mind.

    How is the research coming along?

    Best wishes,


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