Moving forward from gitlab issues: Immerse students in making/hacking/non-traditional learning environment (#94))


Hello all,

Here’s what I think we can do to move forward regarding the gitlab issue:

  1. Compile list of research/documents on immersing students in non-traditional learning environment through OSH
  2. Compile list of relevant initiatives from GOSH people and others
  3. Discuss challenges from those initiatives/documents and our experiences.
  4. Brainstorm ideas on how GOSH community can support overcoming the challenges
    5.Agree on a set of actions towards that goal
  5. Identify people to work together on few of those actions.

How does it sound? What else do you think we could do?
@amchagas @gbathree


What are you trying to achieve with this issue? It seems to be a good idea, and these are places to start but it seems like it needs a long term goal for how it will actually have impact. Are your trying to convince schools/universities to immerse students in making? Or after school/ extra curricular clubs to immerse them? Or their parents at home? Or are we setting up our own events to immerse stuents? All are good, but it is good to have a core focus.

Assuming one of the first 2… How do you plan to disseminate information to convince people to set up a space/lesson to immerse students? I assume you are going to write something once you have the list of research someone is going to write a piece about how great making is for development, and use the list as references? Maybe a nice, easy to browse website, about why and how to set up such a space?

I think it would be good to cost up some basic equipment because I am sure some people think the tools needed cost far more than they do. Also maybe something on basic health and safety?

I am not saying we need an exact target and a snazzy website in the near future. I just think it is good to have an idea what the goal is, and how you might achieve it before you start.