We present the experiences and learning gained from the digital fabrication educational programme
We present a selection of the projects developed by primary and secondary schools in the Fab Lab Educational Programme, which were presented on 28 July at Ca l’Alier, during the final get-together between the participating schools and the Fab Lab teams.
Teachers and tech specialists shared experiences and the knowledge generated during the school year. They also pooled the errors and right choices in each fabrication process, in order to reflect on the best ways of integrating digital fabrication into educational practices.
Ten of the programme’s 22 projects were presented during the gathering, showing various solutions for resolving challenges posed by the students and their educational environment, through the use of digital fabrication and in a wide range of spheres and educational levels.
Michael Donaldson, the Commissioner for Digital Innovation, E-Administration and Good Governance, and Rosana Fernàndez, Director of the Barcelona Education Consortium's Area of Innovation, Programmes and Training, accompanied the teachers and tech specialists and encouraged them to continue their research, in order to make digital innovation available to the educational community and resolve the general public's real challenges.
See the videos of the closing ceremony and the project capsules:
Conclusion of the Fab Lab Educational Programme (summary) [Catalan]
Conclusion of the Fab Lab Educational Programme (complete version) [Catalan]
How to integrate digital fabrication into infant education (Escola Mestre Morera) [Catalan]
Creating educational materials in the area of mathematics (FEDAC Sant Andreu) [Catalan]
The AFA and digital fabrication for rethinking playgrounds (AFA Mare Alfonsa Cavin) [Catalan]
Working on technology with digital fabrication and sustainable architecture (Santa Teresa Lisieux) [Catalan]
Working on spatiality concepts through primary-school educational materials (Escola Orlandai) [Catalan]
Creating CO2 sensors to manage classroom ventilation (Institut Príncep de Viana, in collaboration with Escola Superior de Disseny and Art Llotja) [Catalan]
Using digital fabrication to share positive messages among students (Institut Maria Espinalt) [Catalan]
APS + Design Thinking and Digital Fabrication (Institut Barcelona Congrès) [Catalan]
APS project in the area of language and technology (IEA Oriol Martorell) [Catalan]
Exploring new biomaterials and their uses in the area of textiles (Institut Anna Gironella de Mundet) [Catalan]