Pre-ICT in Education Conference MakerMeet
NOTE: The MakerMeet for 2021 will be held virtually this year. While this isn’t ideal, we invite you to join us and learn practical skills, projects and S.T.E.A.M. information for your classroom!
Pre-conference opener on Saturday 8th May 2021.
The 2021 MakerMeet is sponsored by LIT’s Department of Information Technology and by MakerMeet.ie.
A MakerMeet 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 MakerMeet – 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!
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