Joensuu, Finland

Digital Fabrication and Making in Education - Tools and Pedagogical Perspectives

when 10 August 2020 - 21 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.

In this course I will draw from the experiences of introducing digital fabrication and making to formal and informal education contexts using a solid craft- and project-based pedagogical approach deployed within five interconnected stages: ideation, planning, creating, programming and sharing. The course covers the use of making technologies in education, detailing this design thinking and inquiry-based pedagogical methodology as well as technological platforms that support the deployment of digital fabrication and making tools within learning ecosystems. The course is carried out as a 2 weeks hands-on course, including group work to develop a physical computer-supported artefact.

Course leader

Calkin Suero Montero, calkin.montero(at)

Target group

Master students

Course aim

The learning objectives (LOs) associated with this course are, hence, summarised as follows:

• LO_I – To familiarise with a craft- and project-based pedagogy. The participants will be introduced to the pedagogical approach to digital fabrication and making developed from inquiry-based and design thinking [2, 3].

• LO_II – To familiarise with a digital platform created to support a craft- and project-based pedagogy. The participants will be introduced to openly available digital tools [1, 4].

• LO_III – To familiarise with physical electronic components and craft materials that facilitate making in education [5, 6].

• LO_IV – To understand how to scaffold students’ self-regulation during digital fabrication and making activities. The participants will be introduced to best practices drawn from practical experience. [2].

• LO_V – To understand how to integrate digital fabrication and making within educational activities with learners, e.g., within the eCraft2Learn learning ecosystem. [1].

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. There is a discount of 20 % for the participants from UEF partner Universities.
EUR 200: Course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2020.


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