The Mindful Makerspace: Cultivating Creativity, Mindfulness and Well-being through Maker Education

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Combine Mindfulness with Learning in a Designated Makerspace for Creativity and Well-being

The Mindful Makerspace course explores the intersection of mindfulness, creativity and well-being in the context of maker education.  This unique course will provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to create makerspaces that promote mindfulness, self-expression, and problem-solving.  By fostering a culture of mindful making, educators can enhance their own well-being and that of their students while nurturing innovative thinking and collaborative learning experiences that prepare students for the future.

Course Details

Number or Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators, librarians, and after-school program coordinators, who are interested in integrating maker education and mindfulness practices into their learning environments.  It is also suitable for administrators and educational leaders looking to support and promote creativity, well-being, and innovative learning experiences in their schools or institutions.

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EDU-X770T – 001 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $504

The Mindful Makerspace: Cultivating Creativity, Mindfulness and Well-being through Maker Education

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Shannon Perez

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the principles and benefits of combining mindfulness, creativity, and well-being in maker education
  • Design inclusive and accessible makerspaces that promote mindful making and self-expression
  • Integrate mindfulness practices and strategies into the making process and learning experiences
  • Develop and implement maker education curriculum and projects aligned with learning objectives and standards
  • Encourage collaboration, empathy, and community engagement in the makerspace
  • Prioritize self-care and professional development for educators in mindful makerspaces


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  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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