NYCI in partnership with Leargas hosted a study visit for Finnish and Irish Youth Workers on Maker project Space Culture in Ireland.
1st November – 2 November 2018 | Dublin, Ireland
This bi-lateral Study Visit brought together 24 Finnish & Irish youth workers interested in learning more about the Maker project Space Culture in Ireland to develop understanding and insight into Maker Culture.
The key objectives of this study visit was to :
• Explore maker projects and the concept of Makerspaces, particularly in a youth work setting.
• Develop understanding and insight into linking the outcomes and impact for young people of maker projects in youth work and linking those to youth work outcomes.
• Practical tools and training in maker activities to bring back to your youth work setting.
• Visits to makerspace projects and a STEM in Youth Work and Digital youth work festival.
This exciting study visit included a trip to Google to Techspace’s Creative Techfest to visit NYCI Techspace STEM in Youth Work workshops www.esbcreativetechfest.com. Workshops by Science Foundation Ireland’s funded NYCI Techspace STEM in Youth Work maker project https://www.youth.ie/STEM and the Science Gallery https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/. Inputs from Tomas Ward from the Dublin Maker festival http://www.dublinmaker.ie/ and Verke, the national center of expertise for Digital Youth Work in Finland https://www.verke.org/verke/?lang=en.
Report to follow.