Share Paper: Multiple Perspectives on Maker Education and Makerspaces in Teacher Education

  1. Yi Jin, Kennesaw State University, United States
  2. Jonathan Cohen, Georgia State University, United States
  3. Tonia Dousay, University of Idaho, United States
  4. W. Monty Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
  5. Shaunna Smith, Texas State University, United States
Thursday, March 21 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Celebrity 1

Abstract: The preparation for maker education is crucial to teacher education and has the abilities to prepare our teachers to design constructionist learning experiences that involve making and use it to advocate for social justice, especially for female and minority students in their classrooms who need more opportunities, instructions, and confidence to enter STEAM career paths. Thus, the purpose of this panel discussion is to begin conversations among teacher educators to share and brainstorm how maker education and makerspaces could be integrated into teacher education and what are some best practices teacher educators could use to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers ...