Introducing Electrical Engineering to Children with an Open Workshop Station at a Maker Days for Kids Event

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Abstract

The world is changing through the Digitalization trend such as Industry 4.0 where manufacturing transforms from quantity production to individual production. For enabling this transition, we need more skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) related fields. For this reason, in the last years special STEAM projects have been introduced inside and outside the school environment to attract more children to these fields. One of them is the Maker-Days-for-Kids-concept where a temporary Maker Space is created based on open workshops. In this publication, we introduce a novel electrical engineering station concept for a temporary Maker Space for children. The station will contain basic and advanced workshops to introduce typical tools and methodologies of the electrical engineering domain. Furthermore, we also offer statistics about the station at the event...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019
EditorsTheo Bastiaens
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages790-799
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
EventEdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceEdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period24/06/1928/06/19

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Cite this

Strasser, A., Grandl, M., & Ebner, M. (2019). Introducing Electrical Engineering to Children with an Open Workshop Station at a Maker Days for Kids Event. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2019 (pp. 790-799). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.