Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Maker Education: The Promise and Problems

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: A241/242, Duncan McArthur Hall
Speaker: Dr. Janette Hughes (UOIT)
This event is open to all.

In this presentation, Dr. Hughes, Canada Research Chair in Technology & Pedagogy, will provide an overview of the maker movement and its impact on elementary schools across Ontario. Working in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Council of Ontario Directors of Education, Hughes has worked with 20 different school districts to design, establish and evaluate makerspaces and maker pedagogies in K-8 settings. She will discuss the benefits for students, as well as the barriers and challenges of implementing maker pedagogies in formal educational contexts.

Event supported by the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Group in collaboration with the Limestone District School Board.

Dr. Janette Hughes

Janette Hughes - Digital literacies, transforming literacy practices through new digital media

Dr. Janette Hughes' research interests include: how adolescents are using social media networking tools to construct their online and offline identities. She investigates the ways students read online material, construct their own texts and the design choices they make.