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Friday, April 17 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Equity issues in school MakerSpaces

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School MakerSpaces have become popular in K-12 across North America. These active centres of student inquiry have been designed in accordance with a blueprint that was produced within communities. The research on community MakerSpaces suggests that members of minoritized groups are under-represented.
What are the roots of under-representation and the potential consequences?
In what ways can MakerSpaces increase employment readiness and enhance knowledge of entrepreneurship for work-bound youth?
What are potential gaps between research and practice?

Friday April 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room #4