Kua whakanuia te aronga nui o Te Whare Wānanga ki te ako mā te mahi, i runga i te rārangi o Best Maker School
14 September 2021
Kua whakaingoatia a Waipapa Taumata Rau e Newsweek ko tētahi o ngā Best Maker Schools o te ao, i te taha o ngā whare wānanga mananui pēnei i a Harvard, Cambridge, Yale me MIT.
E tāmuramura ana te rārangi a Newsweek i ngā whare wānanga whai i ngā hōtaka auaha e akiaki ana i te mahi ako mā te mahi, me te whakaahua i te auahatanga me te whakaurunga hapori e noho ana hei kōhuretanga o te kaupapa o maker. E whakanui ana te kaupapa puta i te ao i ngā mahi whakamātautau me te āheinga hangarau. I kī te ētita o Newsweek ko te wawata mō tēnei rārangi kia noho hei rauemi whai hua mō ngā tūpono ākonga me ngā tūpono kaituku mahi e tiro ana ki ngā kaitono e whai ana i ngā pūkenga mō te Rautau 21.
He mea waihanga te rārangi tūranga-kore a Newsweek i runga i ngā whakahau a tētahi uiui, i runga i te mahi tahi ki tētahi hapori kaiwhakaako o te ao, ngā kaiwhakahaere, ngā ākonga me ngā kaihautū maker.
Ko ngā rauemi pēnei i a Unleash Space he pokapū hou rawa mā ngā kaihanga e whaktairanga ana i te mahi ngātahi whakawhiti-kaupapa, e whakahaerehia ana e Te Pokapū Auaha, Rakahinonga o teManga Tauhokohoko i Waipapa Taumata Rau, otirā e whakaū ana i te pūmau o Te Whare Wānanga ki ngā mokowā maker.
He mea whakatū i te tau 2018, ko te utu he $9.6 miriona, ko te nuinga i ahu mai i ngā moni koha, he kura utu kore te Te Kura Matahuna mā ngā kaimahi me ngā ākonga katoa ahakoa te wāhi e ako ana rātou. Neke atu i te 4,000 ngā tāngata kua whakamahi i te mokowā nei, e whai ana i ngā taputapu maha, pēnei i ngā pūrere tā 3D, ngā kaikoti taiaho, ngā tārairai CNC, ngā tāhiko Arduino, hei whakahua i ētahi. He mano noa atu te hunga kua uru ki ngā āheinga whānui a te pokapū auaha.
Mō ngā kaimahi me ngā ākonga kāore i te wātea ki te toro ā-tinana mai, e tuku ana a Unleash Space On Demand i ngā akoranga e kapi ana i ngā mea katoa mai i te pūmanawa hoahoa ki te whakamahere kaupapa.
Tērā hoki ngā mokowā mahi a Te Whare Wānanga mō ngā mahi hanga e hāngai ki ngā kaupapa, pēnei i te Maker Space hou a te Kura Hoahoa, me te Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab i te Takiwā Auaha o Newmarket, te wāhi e taea ai te tā i ngā momo kai 3D, ā, kātahi anō ka tāpiritia tētahi pūrere tā ā-koiora ki ā rātou utauta, otirā kia taea e rātou te hanga kiko tangata 3D.
Ko te whakakitenga hei kura Best Maker School o te ao e hanga ana i runga i tētahi rekoata paetae pakari mō te Whare Wānanga. Kātahi anō hoki kia whiwhi te PokapūAuaha, Rakahinonga i tētahi tohu mātauranga matua i te International Council for Small Businesses’ 65th world congress, ā i whakaingoatia a Waipapa Taumata Rau hei Whare Wānanga Rakahinonga o te Tau 2020.
University’s emphasis on learning by doing recognised on Best Maker School list
The University of Auckland has been named by Newsweek as one of the world’s Best Maker Schools, alongside prestigious universities like Harvard, Cambridge, Yale and MIT.
The Newsweek list highlights institutions with innovative programmes that encourage learning by doing, and demonstrate the ingenuity and community engagement that are hallmarks of the maker movement. The world-wide movement champions experimentation and technology enablement. The editor of Newsweek stated that the intention for the list is that it would be a useful resource for potential students and prospective employers looking for candidates with 21st Century skills.
Newsweek’s non-ranked list was generated by recommendations through a survey, in collaboration with an international community of educators, administrators, students and maker leaders.
Resources such as Unleash Space, a state-of-the-art inventor’s hub promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, administered by the University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, confirm the University’s ongoing commitment to maker spaces.
Established in 2018 at a cost of $9.6 million, largely raised through philanthropy, Unleash Space is free to all staff and students regardless of their area of study. Over 4,000 individuals have used the space, which is fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, Arduino electronics, to name a few. Thousands more participants have taken part in wider innovation hub opportunities.
For staff or students unable to visit campus Unleash Space On Demand offers online tutorials that cover everything from design software to project planning.
The University also has a number of other sites for making that are discipline specific such as the new Design School Maker Space and the Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab at the Newmarket Innovation Precinct, where they are able to 3D print food stuffs and also recently added a bioprinter to their equipment, giving the potential to fabricate 3D flesh.
Being recognised as one of the world’s Best Maker Schools builds on a strong record of achievement for the University. The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently received the top educational prize at the International Council for Small Businesses’ 65th world congress, and the University of Auckland named as the 2020 Entrepreneurial University of the Year.
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