Teaching and Learning across Makerspaces and Classrooms

Makerspaces are known for a bias toward experimentation, which can be difficult to translate into a coherent framework for teaching and learning.

Join us as Jentery Sayers, Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada, discusses how we might think about pedagogy and makerspaces together, with an emphasis on prototyping techniques.

With examples from the Maker Lab in the Humanities, as well as English and Digital Humanities courses at the University of Victoria, he will outline of makerspace pedagogies: their assumptions, motivations, and approaches to teaching and learning.

Jentery Sayers is assistant professor of English, member of the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program, and director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada.

He is currently working on four books: The Digging Condition, the Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities, Making Humanities Matter, and Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities.

Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Carothers Library, Galanti Lounge, 3rd Floor
15 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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Howard L Dooley Jr

Howard L Dooley Jr left a review 10/16/2015

Totally not what I was expecting, though interesting in an intellectual way. I can't say that anything shared is or would be applicable to my work. I thought there would be some aspects that would help me think about using a makerspace for my work - there wasn't. I think that was in part, because the talk was mis-represented. It was about his research; not about strategies for teaching and learning with makerspaces.