Entitled “Mount Makers: Maker Education and Pedagogy”, This one-day conference will offer tangible opportunities to develop specialised insights into maker education work, and it revitalises literacy approaches with the hopes of honing teachers’ and students’ skills to respond to current and future job market demands.

This knowledge mobilisation initiative will allow the Mount community to exchange with key experts in the maker education, such as Canada Research Chair in multiliteracies and Professor Jennifer Rowsell, and liaise with a CanCode NS-based maker organisation, Brilliant Labs.

Anticipated outcomes will be increased student engagement through maker work, generating self-reflexive practices that encourage youth to acquire technological competencies, and more importantly the opportunity to engage with maker education with both research- and teaching-based contexts in our region.