Heidi Hartikainen, Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Marianne Kinnula, and Netta Iivari. 2021. Entrepreneurship Education Meets FabLab: Lessons Learned with Teenagers. In FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021 - An International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education (FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 2, 1–9. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3466725.3466727
Entrepreneurship education meets FabLab : lessons learned with teenagers
|Author:||Hartikainen, Heidi1; Ventä-Olkkonen, Leena1; Kinnula, Marianne1;|
1University of Oulu
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021102151910
Association for Computing Machinery,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-10-21
Digital fabrication, making and entrepreneurship education all have potential to empower children and increase their abilities to participate and shape the society and digitalization within, and act as active “protagonists” instead of passive consumers. While the potential of these educational trends has been acknowledged, they have mostly been studied separately and without specific focus on challenges involved. We have conducted a business innovation project with teenagers at school, combining elements of digital fabrication, making and entrepreneurship education. Our qualitative, data-driven analysis focused on the process and the challenges involved in the endeavor. As a result, we generate a list of lessons learned associated with teenagers adopting the role of a protagonist, driving business innovation. Our main findings relate to the lessons learned on the importance of balancing the making activities with the entrepreneurial aspects and negotiating the roles and responsibilities between the adult participants.
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5th International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021
International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd
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A4 Article in conference proceedings
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113 Computer and information sciences
This project was funded by Finnish cultural foundation, North Ostrobothnia regional foundation.
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