About Maker Pedagogy

Welcome to makerpedagogy.org, the online presence of the SSHRC-funded project entitled Developing a Maker Pedagogy led by Dr. Shawn Michael Bullock.

Our research project seeks to interrupt traditional approaches to science teacher education by foregrounding principles of Maker thinking – hack, adapt, design, create – in a teacher education program and in the early years of a teaching career.

A working definition of what we mean by Maker Pedagogy is found here.

The overarching objectives of this project are to:

  1. Introduce early-career science teachers to what might be called Maker Pedagogy
  2. Describe, analyze, and interpret how early-career science teachers learn from experiences in a Maker Space
  3. Determine the extent to which a shared commitment to a Maker Space might support induction and mentoring for new teachers
  4. Contribute a tangible pedagogical initiative to the often disjointed, yet enthusiastic, conversation about “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education

Please check this website frequently for news about how our research is progressing and to read our latest blog posts.

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Shawn Bullock: sbullock (at) sfu (dot) ca