Expert Insight

Megan Cotnam-Kappel, PhD
Language: EN
Location: Education Resources Centre, 2nd Floor, Lamoureux Hall
Time: 2:30-4 PM

Title: The Maker Movement: Democratizing Access to Coding, 3D Design and Digital Making Skills

A renewed interest in physical and digital making design have led to the rapidly expanding “Maker Movement” and an increased recognition that making experiences lead to the development of essential 21st century knowledge and skills. The potential of the Maker movement to transform education does not lie in a set of tools (e.g. the 3D printer), but in the making, maker spaces and construction of Maker identities. Professor Cotnam-Kappel will present an overview of research and successful practices regarding maker-centred teaching and learning. In addition, everyone will have the opportunity to experience a hands-on digital Maker activity.