To quote Laura Fleming, a makerspace is...
The part of the definition that really strikes me is the term "open ended".
As part of my master's degree project focusing on the use of pedagogical documentation in the makerspace, I established a context for making in our school using Forest of Reading books. It was meant to be an inspiration or introduction to making in a collaborative environment so that teachers could take the learning we initiated in the learning commons and continue to extend it in their classrooms.
The learning goals I had in mind for this exploration were pretty general, as I envisioned this to be a time where students might tinker with the tools and we could document where they were at, so we would have a better idea how we could best support their learning.
Tools offered to students:
What I noticed: