NewTechKids is excited to join an expert research group which is exploring how critical making (maker education tied to the ability to evaluate the consequences, implications and ethics of technology) encourages students to be active and informed digital citizens.

The project is being spearheaded by Waag, a Dutch futurelab which critically examines technology, develops technological and social design skills, and encourages social innovation, in partnership with the Rathenau Institute, a Dutch research institute which researches and debates the impact of science, innovation and technology on society. Other project partners include NewTechKids and Designathon Works, a foundation which uses their design thinking methodology to transform kids into changemakers through maker education.

During the project, the project team will be hosting workshops and observing and listening to students during maker processes with a view to how these processes encourage them to be engaged digital citizens.

Stay tuned as NewTechKids will share updates and research findings.

Photo credit: Waag