Welcome to the Brilliant Labs Research Blog! 


Here you will find academic research discussions, resources, journal articles, and more related to maker-centred learning, digital skills development, creativity, innovation & inventiveness, development of an entrepreneurial spirit, coding, project based learning, and the pedagogical underpinnings which are driving this movement. 

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     Although Inquiry-Based Learning has been around since the 1960’s there is still an apprehension on the part of many teachers in implementing it in the classroom and making it commonplace. Wilcox, Kruse and Clough argue that this is due to the fact that there are s...

February 6, 2019

L’équipe du Réseau de partenaires CompéTI.CA (Compétences en TIC en Atlantique) suit, depuis 2016, l’implantation de laboratoires créatifs dans plusieurs écoles du Nouveau-Brunswick. Depuis les dernières années, le Canada fait partie du mouvement STIM (sciences, techno...

February 6, 2019

The CompeTI.CA Network (Atlantic ICT Skills) team has been working since 2016 on study of  students learning in provincial Brilliant Labs. Joining worldwide movement on establishing new technology-rich learning spaces also known as Makerspaces, Fab Labs (Digital fabric...

I am always on the hunt for articles that help me build on my educational philosophy. In my searching I stumbled upon an article that intrigued me by Joe Krajcik (2015) that focuses on what he calls Project-Based Science. In his article Krajcik discusses the huge shift...

I recently stumbled upon Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg and his work in defining the importance of resilience in youth. I can relate to this both on a personal and professional level. In his book, Building Resilience in Children and Teens (Ginsburg et al. 2015), Ginsburg talks a...

October 1, 2018

Hello! Over the past few years Brilliant Labs has been hard at work supporting students and teachers as part of a large Atlantic Canadian movement to inspire and empower youth to become leaders of tomorrow in what is rapidly transforming into a globally accessible and...

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