Pre-ICT in Education Conference S.T.E.A.M. Evening

 

Registration for the 2024 Pre-Conference S.T.E.A.M. Evening is now open!



Learn practical skills, projects and S.T.E.A.M. information for your classroom!

Join us on Friday, May 10, 2023 from 18.30-21.00 at TUS, Thurles.

The 2024 S.T.E.A.M. Evening is sponsored by TUS’s Department of Information Technology and by MakerMeet.ie.

The S.T.E.A.M. Evening is similar to a TeachMeet. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeachMeet) The main difference being that the focus is on Maker-based 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 S.T.E.A.M. Evening – 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!