How to stimulate students creativeness and prepare young people to the job world?

Following the smooth progress of Fablab Schools EU  project, we joined the second partner meetingthat coincided with the second Training for Teachers that took place from 26-27 October  in the beautiful port city of Gijon, the major town in Asturias region, Spain.

The event was hosted by LABORAL, a huge, amazing space dedicated to industrial creation and arts: a university city itself. As participants, all five project partners and over 20 teachers gathered together to present their work concluded in the last six months and moved to the next three phases in the FABLAB’s design-based thinking cycle.

The meeting witnessed a great amount of enthusiasm among all participants, above all teachers who are now eager to accelerate their work, moving from the warming-up introductory stage into a full-swing practical one in which each group will need to come up with a concrete idea to implement.

It also marked the start of the international twinning phase between schools, with Spanish and Italian teachers forming one twinning group, and Dutch/Danish teachers another. The twinning activity shall be done via skype, with the participation of their students as well.

All of the twinning sections and project activities shall be documented by each teacher’s blog and linked to the project’s website for all interested stakeholders to read.

The next project meeting and Teachers’ Study Visit will take place in Palermo at the end of February 2018, hosted by CSC Danilo Dolci and participating local schools.