The professional nature of my EdD gives an opportunity to reflect on learning theory with planning for FDC maker education programmes and collaborations with teachers in schools. This semester in … Continue reading Shining a light on digital talent
I’ve signed up to join the brilliant online art project that is #The100DayProject at a time when I know I’ll be ‘thinking about thinking’ and learning experiences most days. Starting … Continue reading Unlocking creative motivations with #The100DayProject
I reckon there’s nothing better than walking the 4 or so miles to university campus on seminar and research days . The time helps me to focus on the next … Continue reading An axiological perspective of ‘Walking in the Air’
Women in Science Day 2019: A perfect time for Junction Arts to share updates about the This Girl Codes education programme in rural Derbyshire. Exploring cultural heritage through creative challenges, … Continue reading This Girl Codes: A new ‘Love’s Welcome for Bolsover’ through data science.
Exciting news for 2019: thingQbator Manchester is to delivered by The Foundation for Digital Creativity at Manchester Met University. It’s the first European university in a worldwide network of IoT (internet of things) innovation spaces funded … Continue reading Cisco thingQbator Manchester
(2018). Culture, technology and local networks: towards a sociology of ‘making’ in education. Cambridge Journal of Education: Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 553-569. Articles Culture, technology and local networks: towards … Continue reading Culture, technology and local networks: towards a sociology of ‘making’ in education
Wonderful news to start another exciting week with the announcement of becoming a #TechWomen100 winner. I’m over the moon to be included in this list of emerging talent as we continue … Continue reading #TechWomen100 winner
Diversity in tech can drive change and innovation and the Foundation for Digital Creativity is proud to support the Tech She Can Charter from PWC. Our education programmes ignite inspiration and boost self-efficacy … Continue reading Increasing participation and diversity in digital careers
I was invited to join The National Clean Air for Children Programme launch at a parliamentary reception with more than 60 MPs, including former Labour leader Ed Miliband and ex-Conservative cabinet … Continue reading Clean Air Parents’ Network from ClientEarth
This project was used to identify more of the problems that we knew we had, meaning the squirrels in our garden aren’t daft! A really simple timelapse project using a … Continue reading Digital making to encourage more birds into the garden
In what ways can Maker Education impact on child’s emotional well-being? This will be my focus as I join the Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme at Leeds University and combine research … Continue reading Back to school as an academic next term.
Looking forward to getting my hands on the new Molecularis flipbook when it ships in August. Great taster, and fun, by way of a surprise PDF with the shipping survey from … Continue reading Flipping STEAM
Much has been written this week about a squeezed creative curriculum in our schools, including a perceived emphasis of teaching children to code to the detriment of other subjects in … Continue reading Constraints on creativity