Making with Micro:bit: Teachers and Students Learning 21st Century Competences through the Innovation Process

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Innokas Network works with schools and other stakeholders to develop 21st Century Competences in education. In this work we present a maker pilot study in which Innokas Network introduced Finnish teachers to the Innovation Process and the Micro:bit programmable device for supporting students’ 21st Century Competences. We show preliminary results of the study and discuss the relevance of maker projects and the Innovation Process for learning 21st Century Competences in the Finnish educational context. 100 participating Finnish teachers received in-service training in Micro:bit technology and learned to apply the technology within the Innovation Process. After the training, the teachers used the technology in class projects. They reported on their projects using blog narratives and research questionnaires. In addition, 850 participating students answered a questionnaire on their experiences. The results of an initial analysis point to a positive view of the maker-related Innovation Process and Micro:bit technology as a way for both teachers and students to learn 21st Century Competences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFL2019 - Proceedings of FabLearn 2019 Conference : 8th Annual Conference on Maker Education - New York, NY, USA, March 09-10, 2019
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherACM Digital library
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6244-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventFabLearn Conference 2019 - New York, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 201910 Mar 2019

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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