Makerspaces

How to ‘Make’ a Maker-Centered approach to Learning


Room 400.G.12 July 27, 2017 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

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Dean Pearman

What will be the trends and technologies that will drive educational change? The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition highlighted two long term trends. The first, redesigning learning spacing to accommodate more immersive, hands-on activities and rethinking how schools work in order to keep pace with the demands of the 21st century workforce and equip students with future-focused skills.

With this in mind see how at Peninsula Grammar we are trying to address the short falls that current curriculum and class room teaching have by developing two MakerSpaces that are driving Design Thinking and Making culture across Prep to Year 8. See how we developed and implemented this change and understand what a MakerSpace can do to help you achieve an immersive hands on learning environment where tinkering and play are central to learning.

In this workshop, you will hear about our strategic journey and how we have created a Maker-Centered Learning and Thinking environment. Walk away with practical ideas of how to implement this is your own context.