Learning by Making: The Educational Potential of School-based Makerspaces for Young Learners' Digital Competencies

Project Details

Effective start/end date01/08/201731/08/2020


  • SUOMEN AKATEMIA: €360,000.00


Playful Learning Center

Kristiina Kumpulainen (Manager)

Learning, Culture

Facility/equipment: Research Laboratory


DigiChild: Nordic Research Network on Digitalising Childhoods funded by NOS HS/Academy of Finland

Kumpulainen, K., Kajamaa, A., Erstad, O., Mäkitalo, Å., Drotner, K. & Jakobsdottir, S.


Project: Research project

Research Output

  • 7 Chapter
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Anthology or special issue
  • 1 Conference contribution


Marsh, J., Blum-Ross, A. & Kumpulainen, K., 2020, Enhancing digital literacy and creativity: Makerspaces in the Early Years. Blum-Ross, A., Kumpulainen, K. & Marsh, J. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 182-191 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Enhancing digital literacy and creativity: Makerspaces in the Early Years

Blum-Ross, A. (ed.), Kumpulainen, K. (ed.) & Marsh, J. (ed.), 2020, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 240 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Mapping digital competence: Students' maker literacies in a school's makerspace

Kumpulainen, K., Kajamaa, A., Leskinen, J., Byman, J. & Renlund, J., 2 Jun 2020, In : Frontiers in education. 5, 13 p., 69.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access


  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Consultancy