In what ways can Maker Education impact on child’s emotional well-being?
I’ve accepted my offer and opted for the part-time route to link both roles and build on research in relation to a sociology of ‘making’ in education, and the connections between culture, technology and local networks in formal school settings.
Arts-based programmes for adults have long been evident within the context of mental health and there is increasing recognition that creative activities have an important role to play in improving the health and well‐being of individuals. However, research based on such programmes engaging young people in education is more limited.
I’ll share more in time about research themes and the proposal as I join the School of Education in October. In the meantime, we’ll continue to explore pedagogical approaches applied to maker education and thread those into new programmes with The Internet of Curious Things.
Exciting maker times ahead 🤩