#TE-03-11 Build a Makerspace for Young People

  • Categories Teaching
  • Duration 13h
  • Total Enrolled 4
  • Last Update September 30, 2020

About Course

Raspberry Pi Foundation


Embrace the maker movement – build a makerspace in your community

A makerspace is an area inside a school, library or other public facility, which young people can use to apply digital skills to the real world, exploring ideas and making things collaboratively.

This online course will show you how to create a makerspace in your community. You’ll explore different approaches to makerspaces, understand the pedagogy that underpins the maker movement, and get practical advice on getting started.

By the end of the course, you’ll understand the benefits of embracing making and know how to find partners to help you build a successful makerspace in your community.

Who will you learn with?

Andrew Collins

Training Manager for Raspberry Pi Foundation North America. Find me on Twitter: @ascollins



Who developed the course?

raspberry pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.

What Will I Learn?

  • Explore how to create a makerspace in your community
  • Explore different approaches to makerspaces
  • Discuss the pedagogy that underpins the maker movement
  • Apply practical advice on getting started
  • Identify partners to help you build a successful makerspace in your community

Topics for this course

9 Lessons13h

Welcome to the maker community?

Join our community of educators who want to explore making in this course.
Welcome to the course00:01:15
Meet the team and your fellow learners

What is the maker movement??

Explore the maker movement and learn why the concepts of making are useful in education.

Creating a Culture of Making?

Ensure the legacy of your makerspace by creating a culture that supports creativity

Planning your makerspace?

Start your plan for building a makerspace in your venue.

Student Feedback


Total 4 Ratings

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This course is a great guide, exactly in line with my ideal maker space. Too good.

At the end of this course I understood the benefits of embracing creativity and how to find partners to help me build a successful maker space in my own community. Good guidance.

This course shows us how to create a maker space in a community. Lead us into the different approaches to the maker space, understand the pedagogy that supports the maker movement, and get practical advice for getting started. It's a great course.

At first, I really didn't know what this Makerspace was. After taking this class, I felt really good. I wish there was such a Makerspace in my community.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate


  • To take part in the course learners need access to free programming software Scratch and Python

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone who wants to build a makerspace for young people. You might be a school or community librarian, a primary or secondary school teacher, a school governor, a member of a parent-teacher association or a museum education officer.