Introducing DiDIY D4.4 “Results derived from data collection and analysis”

Observing the current situation of formal and informal educational systems across Europe, it emerges that societies have been working to fill the between traditional school education and emerging societal needs by adopting novel, and potentially revolutionizing, solutions. In recent years, a “holistic” approach to education has been gaining momentum.

Starting from educative practices outside schools but still related to institutional contexts, educators and learners have come up with a number of differ initiatives; among those, the so-called “Maker Movement” has in particular received a lot of attention. Aim of this study is to understand the current European situation regarding the adoption of the Digital Do It Yourself attitude in education, and to identify successful practices that may provide useful examples.

The report "D4.4 Results derived from data collection and analysis" presents the data gathered by means of 3 qualitative methods: (a) questionnaires/online surveys, (b) semi-structured interviews, and (c) workshops, concerning the status of DiDIY in education throughout Europe. The results are based on the information collected by means of 122 questionnaires, 27 individual interviews, and one workshop. The discussion and implications of the collected results are outlined in D4.5, “Strategic plan”.