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Saturday, November 17 • 1:40pm - 2:40pm
The Makerspace and Student Agency LIMITED

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Session Objective:
Explore the notion of student agency; ponder how materials and the learning environment influence student agency

Session Description:
While the Makerspace has been the subject of recent research in the areas of the arts, design, digital literacy, etc; less work has been done on the relationship between children's agency and the space where the making happens. This workshop will focus on research surrounding agency and human geography conducted within an elementary school Makerspace at an international school in Beijing. Participants will take a peek inside this low-tech, organic example of a Maker Space through the digital documentation of mixed-age projects; with the goal of highlighting the enactment of agency within this space. They will engage in a collaborative brainstorm on how to support/refine a 'maker mindset' in their own contexts. 

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Jennifer Le Varge

Seoul Campus Principal, Korea International School
Jennifer is a Reggio Emilia enthusiast, and is a proponent of inquiry-driven curricula. She is proud to be an IB PYP Workshop Leader, School Visit Team Leader, and Consultant. She is currently the Seoul Campus Principal at Korea International School, and tweets via @VargeLe.

Saturday November 17, 2018 1:40pm - 2:40pm KST