Innovation in Education – Retinkering Learning through a Maker Space

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015

Associate Professor Lauren Stephenson, Deputy Head, North Sydney, National School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University Invites you to a lecture by Zeina Chalich at St Finbar's Primary School, Sans Souci, Tuesday 26 May, 4pm‐5pm.

It will be followed by discussion over drinks and canapés at Peter Cosgrove Centre, Level 22 Tenison Woods House, 8‐20 Napier Street, North Sydney

To attend please register here.  For more information contact email conferences@acu.edu.au

Innovation in Education – Retinkering Learning through a Maker Space

A Maker Space is a virtual and physical space that serves as a community hub for the Maker Movement in education ‐ a place for inventing, tinkering and hacking. An innovative and non‐structured environment where learners can connect, create, collaborate, share, invent, tinker, build and explore the elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) through experimental play.

The Maker Movement in education is built upon the foundation of constructionism, which is the philosophy of hands‐on learning through building things. It overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. By embracing the lessons of the Maker Movement, educators can revamp the best student‐centered teaching practices to engage learners of all ages. Zeina Chalich is an innovative leading educator with teaching experience at primary schools and university.

In her current role as Leader of Innovation and Learning, Zeina leads change in digital pedagogy and gifted education ‐ creatively integrating technology to transform authentic learning and connect communities of learners. Zeina is passionate about inquiry learning, student voice, coding and more recently creating flexible Maker Spaces within school structures. She co‐moderates #aussieED and is an ACU certified mentor. Zeina is close to completing a Masters of Educational Leadership.

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