Let's Talk About Education

Community Speaker Series

The Faculty of Education is pleased to present a complimentary speaker series open to the general public to share research being conducted and facilitate discussion around important topics in education.

Please join us for the next presentation! There is no cost to attend and registration is not mandatory, but it is greatly appreciated to ensure sufficient seating.

Makerspaces: Computational Making & Making at Home

Dr. Immaculate Namukasa

Associate Professor and Chair, Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics

Western's Faculty of Education

Mr. Derek Tangredi

Fair Chance Learning

Wednesday, February 13, 2018; 7:00 - 8:00 pm
London Public Library, Central Branch
MakerSpace (Children's Library)

validated parking available*


Engaging in maker spaces and related practices such as computational making and design thinking experiences is of current interest. This STEM focused offering is a series of mini lectures followed by stations in which the audience gets an opportunity to sample makerspace and design thinking activities and tools for participation in the home and in communities. Participation in makerspaces and making is part of being human and afford children, youth and adults to experience knowing and their world in productive ways. The maker space activities and tools showcased have been researched in schools and in faculties of education.

Presenter Biographies:

Derek Tangredi is the Director of Integrated STEAM Education with Fair Chance Learning as well as an award-winning teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) committed to progressive education through student centered actions. Derek is working as a Research Assistant at Western University within the STEM program. He is also founder of Hacked Education, a non-profit venture to assist in providing resources and information to educators throughout the world. @dtangred

Immaculate Kizito Namukasa is an Associate Professor of education at Western University in Ontario and distinguished as a Teaching Fellow with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Western University (2017 - 2020) based on her work on pedagogies incorporating maker activities in teaching. She is a past journal editor for the Ontario Mathematics Gazette – a magazine for teachers and educators and a current editor Math + Code ‘Zine. For more information see http://bit.ly/IKNamukasaWesternEducation; @IKNamukas

* for Citi Plaza parking validation take your parking slip to the library circulation desk before the talk; validation good for two hours.

Questions or comments? Please email Jen Heidenheim (jheidenh@uwo.ca), Faculty of Education.