Share Paper: Maker Pedagogy and Teaching Students with Disabilities: A Multiple Case Study of Five Preservice Special Education Teachers

  1. Jason Trumble, University of Central ArkansasCollege of Education, United States
Thursday, March 21 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Sunset 5

Abstract: Making for learning and maker pedagogy has found its way into schools and colleges of education, but little research has been conducted on making for learning in special education settings. Even less research is available that focuses on preservice special education teachers. This multiple case study explores the change in five preservice special education teachers’ perceptions and conceptions of maker pedagogies as they engaged in teaching students with disabilities. Results indicated that participants’ beliefs about teaching with maker pedagogies evolved over time and they reported a deepened understanding of effective teaching methods for students with varying disabilities.