Dr. Thomas Kennedy
B.A., B.Ed., Dip. (Tech. Ed.), M.A. & Ed. (TFLC) Memorial, Ed.D. Calgary
Faculty of Education
G. A. Hickman Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
Dr. Thomas Kennedy is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a K12 Technology Education teacher at Eric G Lambert School in Churchill Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador. His professional experiences are grounded in the delivery of curricular and non-curricular technological programs with a particular focus on 3D printing, physical computing, text-based programming in Python, and prototype fabrication. Thomas works primarily within the Technology Education Diploma program and the Master of Education (Educational Technology) program as a per-course instructor.
Feelings of comfort and belonging are essential constructs to be supported within technological activity. Dr. Kennedy’s doctoral research sought to understand the development of identity within educative maker programs, a study that received national recognition in 2020 with a Canadian Association for Teacher Education (CATE) Dissertation Award. His research interests are in technological identity development, constructionist learning environments, educative makerspaces, and the explicit development of technological knowledge.
Gill, D., & Kennedy, T. (2021). An administrative and faculty autoethnographic analysis of shifting modalities of pre-service technology education programming during the onset of COVID-19. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal. 26(4), 205-220.
Lock, J., Gill, D., Kennedy, T., Piper, S., & Powell, A. (2020). Fostering learning through making: Perspectives from the International Maker Education Network. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 35(1).
Kennedy, T. (2019). Identity Development Within Educative Maker Programs (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.