Education Makers

Through making, we learn invaluable life lessons. We engage in persistent, complex problem-solving. We create solutions to real-world problems, we imagine alternative ways of thinking about our life with technology, and we discover a world of connections.

Maker Workshops

#MilieuxMake is our research makerspace and is located at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University. The makerspace was built from 2017 to 2020 and it proliferated with activities until the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close the space for public events. To keep the momentum going, we organized many workshops and activities online including how to develop coding skills, how to create 3D objects (photogrammetry) and printed circuit boards. The return to campus in 2022 marked new beginnings for #MilieuxMake with the presence of more makers who are working on advanced maker concepts such as the solar collective and the sustainable repair group.

Workshops and activities for the fall 2023

Are you interested in making music with others, but you don’t play an instrument? Would you like to learn more about developing interactive performances and installations using wireless devices? Are you curious about the intersection of accessibility, making, and performance?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in this workshop series that will run in the Fall 2023! Please fill this form and we will contact you at the end of the Summer 2023.

More info about this workshop: https://educationmakers.ca/project/accessible-instruments-workshop/

Interested in knowing more about us? Send an email to [email protected]

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Yes, the cost of living is on the rise, #lettuce is $8 and #butter just went up another .30cents. But, the playbook on #makerspaces we launched today is totally FREE! Download it here: https://t.co/OdrEouk7sH
If you need a copy, DM us! We have a limited number of printed copies!

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Makerspace

MilieuxMake is a makerspace project undertaken by Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson and Marc Beaulieu. MilieuxMake is a Milieux Institute common space with various affordances from 3D printing, to soldering, sewing, electronic sensing, etc. It offers space for members of the Milieux community who conduct maker-led projects and many workshops, as well as public talks held there yearly. To follow the MilieuxMake activities, see the Milieux News Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/Milieux_news

Research dissemination

Selected Papers

Davidson, A.-L. (2019). Developing Co-Creativity in Maker Education, 21st Century Competencies in Maker Education and Conclusions of the CreaMaker workshops (in collaboration with B. Lille). In. Romero, M., De Smet, C., David, D., Tali, F. ANR #CreaMaker workshop : co-creativity, robotics and maker education proceedings. Complete proceedings online : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332383744_Co-creativity_robotics_and_maker_education?fbclid=IwAR2F8yAhXAzX5uZ-in7A7v80jm8Zgd7v-rUXT0YhWvtzjnh8XHs2vGsVcN8

Davidson, A.-L., *Price, D. (2017) Does Your School Have the Maker Fever? –An Experiential Learning Approach To Developing Maker Competencies. LEARNing Landscapes, 11(1), 103-120. [https://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/926]

Davidson, A.-L. (2018). How Can Makerspaces Heighten Student Engagement? EdCan Network. Facts on Education. Complete paper online [https://www.edcan.ca/articles/makerspaces-heighten-student-engagement/]

 

Presentations

Ruby, I., Davidson, A.-L., Sanabria, J. (2019). What do learners and facilitators learn from an innovation challenge? Bold Educators Activate Change, ISTE 2019. June 23-26, Philadelphia, Pensylvania.

Davidson, A.-L., Naffi, N., Duponsel, N. (2018). La facilitation dans les activités de type « maker » ou les structures rhizomatiques dans l’apprentissage. Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les technologies en education (CIRTA). October 11-12, Québec, Québec.

Davidson, A.-L., Cucinelli, G., Price, D., Naffi, N., Ruby, I., Matheson, T., Duponsel, N., Romero, M., van Oostveen, R. Light, E. (2017). Exploring the movement of “maker culture” in education. CSSE, May 27-June, Toronto, Canada.

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