Making Good: Equality And Diversity In Maker Education
The first issue of MAKE magazine was published in 2005. The ascendancy of the “maker movement” over the last 10 years has created exciting new opportunities for some, but it has arguably exacerbated educational inequalities—providing valuable resources to a privileged few while reinforcing gender and racial stereotypes. This talk takes a celebratory and critical look at the history of the maker movement and its relationship to education. Mainstream maker approaches are contrasted with tools and techniques designed to support diversity and equality.