On Friday February 23rd we are running an ‘Unmaking’ workshop.
This event will work with approximately 20 children taking old computers apart and remaking them into musical instruments and video games consoles. They will learn about computing, the physics of sound and music, while exploring recycling, upcycling and some of the sustainability problems with how our technologies are built, the minerals used in component manufacture and other social and environmental implications.
The afternoon workshop will run from 12:30-15:30 and there are places for DTCE students to simply come and observe, or to help with the practical activities, or to be involved with evaluating the workshop. This is an opportunity for experience to add to your CV, or could form part of a dissertation. It will be held in the innovative EdLab at MMU, in the Brooks building on the Birley Fields campus – a 15 minute walk from Ellen Wilkinson.
Students from the School of Computer Science and teacher training students from the University of Manchester will also be invited, as will teacher trainees from MMU, so this is an opportunity to meet with other students interested in new ways of teaching and learning through making and unmaking, sustainability and computing. If you are just observing there is no obligation to stay for the whole workshop, you can just drop in and out, but do please email Mandi to ensure there is space for you.
If you wish to reserve a place or request further details, please contact Mandi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Friday 23rd Feb. 2018
Place: MMU EdLab – http://www.edlab.org.uk/ Brooks Building, Birley Fields campus
To find out more about Noisy Toys see: http://noisytoys.org/