Are you a maker?

Making creates a supportive community of learners that can leverage the interests and skills of each member of the group towards shared goals. Making has been organized to create supportive communities of practice and include encouraging collaboration and sharing. The main characters of a maker are:

  • intrinsically motivated;
  • takes risks and iterates from “failures” to achieve success;
  • collaborates and gives advice and guidance to her peers: makers are often more interested in open sharing and exhibition, not simply competition.

Making as educative practice can support young people to participate in science programs and learning activities inspiring or creating experiences for others, advancing young people’s agency and authorship.

The DiDIY Project produces and coordinates "external" and "internal" descriptions of the maker phenomenon, generated respectively by "external observers" (researchers investigating this phenomenon) and "internal observers" (the human protagonists of this phenomenon).

The DiDIY Project wants to investigate, analyse, and understand the current transformations that DiDIY is producing in society in order to define the concrete possible developments of the introduction of DiDIY-related technologies in European education and research, and to generate strategies directed towards maximizing the positive impacts of DiDIY on the quality of European education and research systems, and minimizing the negative ones.