Exploring Ethics through Interactive Games Creation

Presented by: Kate Delaney and Siobhán Clancy

We will host a hands-on workshop in interactive games creation to demonstrate a effective way of facilitating conversation with children and young people on ethical issues relevant to their age. Games that deal with themes like bullying, self image or dating offer effective entry points to discussions about issues like power, justice, identity and sexual health. Through your participation, we invite educators to assess how a more socially responsible approach to S.T.E.A.M.-based education is possible. This workshop demonstrates an advanced application of Makey Makey combined with Scratch (an entry level programming software).

Presenter Biography:

At Make Create Innovate, we offer STEAM-based educational experiences (incorporating Science Technology Engineering Arts Maths) that support an integrated approach to learning for all ages. Inclusion of the arts in STEM education supports subject accessibility, diverse literacies and gender balance. We deliver jargon-free, bespoke workshops introducing learners to conductivity, sensor-based technology and more with Makey Makey and Arduino and other technology tools.