Children

Avoiding Cookie Cutters

Fellow

by Keith Ostfeld -

Last week, I helped fill in on the floor in one of our making spaces - the Inventors Workshop. When I arrived, the staff member I was relieving was helping a girl to build a small, tabletop catapult (our theme for the week was the Turkey-pult in honor of Thanksgiving). But, I noticed something - almost everyone in the workshop was creating a very similar catapult design.

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LASER CUTTER AND SILKWORMS

Fellow

by Susanna Tesconi -

 In a week I'll be presenting, together with L. Arias a short paper at Fablearn Europe.  This is an extract I like to share with you Fellows.

Abstract

In this paper, we describe an ongoing education programme promoted by LABoral Art Centre that uses digital fabrication and ¨making¨ in order to produce methodological change in teaching practice in public schools. Also we present a case study as example of FabLab environment used as constructionist toolkit.

Author Keywords

Making; Children; Constructionism.

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