Makerspaces Promote Student Creativity in Qatar

Dr. Kylie Peppler

In collaboration with the Qatar National Library, the U.S. Embassy to Qatar hosted American professor of learning sciences Dr. Kylie Peppler in January.  An artist by training, Dr. Peppler conducted two workshops on the concept of makerspaces: creative, hands-on areas where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.  While these spaces are often associated with engineering, computer science, and graphic design, the point is to actively engage students, encourage creativity, and make learning fun.