Pre-ICT in Education Conference Maker Meet
Registration for the 2023 Pre-Conference Maker Meet will open soon.
Learn practical skills, projects and S.T.E.A.M. information for your classroom!
Join us on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 19.00-21.00 at TUS, Thurles.
The 2023 Maker Meet is sponsored by TUS’s Department of Information Technology and by MakerMeet.ie.
A Maker Meet is similar to a TeachMeet. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeachMeet) The main difference being that the focus is on practical skills almost exclusively in the S.T.E.A.M. arena.
Maker Education is a fun and engaging way for students to build the 21st century skills they need to succeed in an increasingly diverse workforce. These skills include critical thinking; creative problem-solving and collaboration as students ‘make’ with others – while developing the ability to prototype, fail and continue trying.
Constructivist learning theories espoused by Jean Piaget and Seymour Papert are often referenced in Maker Education as Project-Based Learning is used to teach a wide variety of skills simultaneously in a single project.
Other skills that are often incorporated in this methodology are flexibility; leadership; initiative; productivity and social skills. In addition to these important competencies are also literacy skills such as learning how to present information through media and technology.
At the Maker Meet – presenters will show projects they have completed or are in the process of creating and presentations will last between 10 – 30 minutes. Most projects can be re-created easily in any classroom. Come join us for fun, engaging and practical workshops!
2023 Maker Meet Presentations – Coming Soon!