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Heidi Hartikainen, Marta Cortés Cortés Orduña, Marjukka Käsmä, Iván Sánchez Milara, and Leena Ventä-Olkkonen. 2021. Make4Change: Empowering Unemployed Youth through Digital Fabrication. 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 15, 1–5. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3466725.3466763

Make4Change : empowering unemployed youth through digital fabrication

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Author: Hartikainen, Heidi1; Cortés Orduña, Marta1; Käsmä, Marjukka1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021102151935
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-10-21
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Recently, there has been a large body of research exploring the possibilities of digital fabrication and making in school context. To truly embrace the spirit of equity and democracy so essential to the maker movement, more research is needed concerning how these activities can be used to empower marginalized and at-risk groups. In this paper, we introduce preliminary insights from Make4Change project, that aims to strengthen the social inclusion and employability of unemployed, young people and immigrants outside the labor market through digital fabrication and making. We use the criteria for empowerment of participants as a tool to reflect the planning, organization, and execution of learning activities and on improving our process moving forward. We believe that insights from Make4Change will be useful to practitioners and researchers looking to empower underrepresented, marginal, or at-risk populations through making.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-8989-1
Article number: 15
DOI: 10.1145/3466725.3466763
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3466725.3466763
Host publication: 5th International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021
Conference: International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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