pandemic transformed pedagogy When the WHO Director-General declared SARS-CoV-19, commonly known as COVID-19, a pandemic (WHO, 2020), K-12 school systems worldwide responded with an almost immediate suspension of in-class instruction. In British Columbia, Canada, the Minister of Education directed all schools to immediately suspend in-class instruction (Fleming, 2020), forcing over 500,000 students and 44,000 teachers […]
Our research in maker and technology education represents a fundamental shift in the application of learning science, focusing on hands-on, experiential learning in technology education (TE). TE empowers students to engage directly with technology through design and fabrication, using diverse materials and tools in subjects such as electronics, welding, carpentry and jewel crafting. It emphasizes the importance of practical skills and creativity in learning, fostering an environment where students can innovate and solve real-world problems. By placing TE students and educators at the heart of the learning process, this research not only enhances technical skills but also nurtures critical thinking and collaboration, preparing learners for the challenges of the future in an increasingly technology-driven world.