South African Makerspace in Education Conference

calendar
Sat May 7, 07:45 - Sat May 7, 17:30
location
Future Focus Centre, Redhill School

About

South African Makerspace in Education Conference
Brought to you by Think Ahead Education Solutions & Create Africa

 
Makerspaces are changing the education landscape – as they provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to question, solve, design, experiment, build and invent.
We will be hosting a day of talks by leaders in education & the maker movement, and will include interactive learning workshops & a Maker Expo.
 
Date & Time: 7th of May 2016  7.45-17:30
Venue: Future Focus Centre, Redhill School, 20 Summit Road, Sandton, Gauteng
Cost: R2 500 per person

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Together we’ll explore the following:
 
What are Makerspaces?
How do Makerspaces play a role in education transformation?
How can you practically apply Makerspaces to the SAcurriculum? 
How can you apply to your subkect - from Maths to Science to English & History
What materials, technologies & practices are used in Makerspaces?
 
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The overall objectives of this conference
  • To bring together thought leaders in education, anthropology and the Maker movement to educate, inspire and equip teachers with the knowledge to successfully create Makerspaces in their own schools and incorporate Maker movement practices in their subjects.
  • To introduce teachers to experts in the Maker movement who are skilled in the fields of 3D printing, electronics, programming and physical computing.
  • To give attendees a hands-on experience of Maker practices  - workshops to be booked prior to conference day.
  • To provide teachers and Makers the opportunity to network and form a Maker movement with other educators. This will ensure ongoing co-learning and inspiration.
  • Attendees will also be able to plan folllow-up Maker workshops with the organisers, which can be designed to suit specific subject and grade requirements.
 

Location

South African Makerspace in Education Conference
Future Focus Centre, Redhill School
20 Summit Rd, Sandton, 2057, South Africa
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