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'Making' on the path to wellness: How the maker culture can support student wellness
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, , Ontario Tech University, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-55-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In this paper, we explore the beneficial aspects of ‘creation’, especially as they relate to well-being for children and youth. A literature review was conducted to understand the varied ways ‘making and creating’ contributes to wellness. This review suggests a plethora of connections between wellness and making including the enhancement of play, problem solving skills, creativity, innovation, emotional expression, and a sense of industry. Based on this review recommendations are made for educators to include more opportunities for creating and making, especially free form, in the classroom setting.

Citation

Laffier, J. & Hughes, J. (2021). 'Making' on the path to wellness: How the maker culture can support student wellness. In E. Langran & L. Archambault (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1021-1027). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 19, 2021 from .

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