The STEAM-3D Maker Lab is Dr. Janette Hughes' research lab, located in Ontario Tech University's Faculty of Education.
In this lab, Dr. Hughes and her research team:
- Develop and evaluate constructionist "production pedagogies" that work to build students' 'performative' competencies in digital literacies, and investigate whether and how they promote civic engagement, service learning, and social justice, particularly among marginalized students.
- Observe and evaluate the impact of "maker cultures" that facilitate the discovery, design, and development (3Ds) of digital "products" for students of all ages, their teachers, and the community.
- Build capacity for investigating and affecting change and innovation in formal and informal education settings in the use of emerging digital media and interactive tools.