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Workshop of Making as a Pathway to Foster Joyful Engagement and Creativity in Learning


The International Workshop of Making as a Pathway to Foster Joyful Engagement and Creativity in Learning (Make2Learn) will take place on September 29 2015. Make2Learn is organized in conjunction with the International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2015) in Trondheim, Norway.


Make2Learn aims to discuss the introduction of creative and joyful production of artifacts “maker movement” in the learning processes. A variety of environments have been developed by researchers to introduce making principles to young students. Making principles enable them foster co-creativity and joy in learning processes and construct knowledge. By involving students in the design decisions they begin to develop technological fluency and the needed competences, in a joyful way. Make2Learn aims to bring together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers for the exploration of making principles towards the acquisition of 21st Century learning competences, by employing the state art aspects of entertainment technologies, new media, gaming, robotics, toys and applications. The main objective is to build a research community around this topical area. In particular, Make2Learn aims to develop a critical discussion about the well-established practices and entertainment technologies of the maker movement, and expected outcomes of putting them into practice under different spaces such as Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, TechShops, FabLabs etc. This will allow us to better understand and improve the value of Maker philosophy and the role of entertainment technologies to support teaching and learning.


Important Dates


  • Paper Submission: August 10th

  • Notification of acceptance: August 20th

  • Registration and Camera-Ready paper: August 31st

  • Participate in the workshop September 29th

  • Selected high quality papers: write-up an extended version and submit the paper on a special issue (provisional deadline: end of 2015)


We are planning a special issue with Entertainment Computing Journal (published by Elsevier).

Submission deadline is being planned for December 2015  and publication is expected for the end of 2016. A separate call for papers will be issued soon.

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