A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to create, network and learn from each other. It provides tools and facilities in a community environment—library, community centre, and campus labs—with expert intervention only where necessary. This idea of a collaborative studio or makerspace is slowly gathering momentum in the education sector wherein the merits of makerspace as an ‘informal combination’ of a lab, workshop floor and conference room are being hailed. This innovative concept is gaining a stronghold in the fields of engineering, computer science and graphic design as well as sciences due to its learning through a hands-on exploratory approach.
Key benefit Makerspace allows a student or an individual to take control of their own learning versus ‘being taught.’