Share Paper: Makerspaces for Developing TPACK: A Self-Directed Creative Exploration for Learning Mathematics

  1. Anjali Khirwadkar, Brock University, Canada
  2. Candace Figg, Brock University, Canada
Wednesday, March 20 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Celebrity Ballroom 1&2

Abstract: Preparation for teaching in digital classrooms and designing learning environments for students immersed in a digital society has become increasingly important in teacher education programs. Makerspaces are emerging as promising experiential learning environments supporting the development of future ready skills. This poster presentation shares the findings from an exploratory pre-pilot study as to what connections participants could make between the teaching of mathematics and makerspace experiences. Preliminary findings suggest that participants enhanced their TPACK and: 1) were able to make connections between their makerspace activities and how grade 1-5 students would learn various concepts in mathematics; 2) were able to ...