Maker Days for Kids: Award for Media Education Projects
On 19 November 2016, the open digital workshop “Maker Days for Kids” in Bad Reichenhall was awarded the Dieter Baake Prize by the Gesellschaft für Medienpädagogik und Kommunikationskultur, together with the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Women, Senior Citizens and Youth.
The project “Maker Days for Kids” was organized in April 2015 by BIMS e.V., Bad Reichenhall, with the support of the HIT Foundation – Children’s Future, the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft and the Technical University of Graz. The project, together with seven other outstanding media pedagogic projects, was able to win over 200 applications. Four girls from Reichenhall – Anna, Elisa, Klara and Magda – were peer tutors in the project and were allowed to receive the award at the Cottbus Stadthausbühne.
The Maker Days for Kids was a four-day, open, creative and digital workshop for children between 10 and 14 years. 160 young visitors were given free materials and tools. (Peer) tutors, challenges, short workshops and self-learning materials supported the free digital tinkering and creative inventionsof the participants.
In addition to the media-pedagogical conceptual design and implementation, the extensive and cross-border cooperation between institutions and individuals in this model project was particularly appreciated.
Due to the success and the great demand at these Maker Days for Kids in Bad Reichenhall, Salzburg Research has brought the Maker Days together with the Verein Spektrum and the Stadtbibliothek to Salzburg.
For more information visit the German page: Maker Days for Kids: Auszeichnung für medienpädagogische Projekte