Municipality of Vejle, Denmark – Coordinator

Mads Bo-Kristensen:

The Municipality of Vejle is the sixth largest in the country (population:  110,000), and the capital of Region South Denmark. “Knowledge, growth and welfare” sum up Vejle’s vision. The Department for Education and Learning has many years’ experience with IT pedagogical development locally, nationally, and internationally. For the last 5 years, the Department  have (together with local schools) implemented an ambitious strategy for the Digital School. In March 2014 Vejle Municipality received the national Digitalization Award for the strategy and the obtained results. In April 2016 the Department of Education and Learning will launch a new strategy running from 2016-2020.

Aarhus University, Denmark

Rachel Charlotte Smith

Aarhus University (AU) is a Top 100 university with the vision of being an elite university contributing to the development of national and global welfare via outstanding research and world-class degree programmes. The Child-Computer Interaction group at Aarhus University, produces high quality research and interactive prototypes in the areas surrounding the design and evaluation of interactive technologies for children. Currently Aarhus University is implementing, a three-year research project studying how children develop “design literacy” through processes of digital fabrication and ‘making’ in curriculum-based education.

LABoral, Spain

Lucía García Rodríguez:

LABoral is a multidisciplinary institution which produces, disseminates and fosters access to new forms of culture rooted in the creative use of information and communication technologies (ICT). fabLAB Asturias, part of the production centre at LABoral, gives the opportunity to learn the basics about computer design and object production, becoming a real education laboratory where everyone can learn by making and sharing, establishing a new relationship with technologies.

Vereniging Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs, The Netherlands

Erik v. Alphen

Theresia Lyceum is a secondary school in the Netherlands providing the diploma of highest level required for students to enter Dutch Universities. Within the municipality of Tilburg, Theresia Lyceum is the only secondary school with special attention to children with a high IQ. For the last three years the school has been taking constant steps in adopting digital fabrication in the teaching curriculum with the view to expanding it to general use by all students.   For this purpose, a fablab space has been created within the school equipped with 3D printers and laser cutters.

Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci, Italy

Vidjaya Thelen: 

Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo “Danilo Dolci” (CSC) is a non-profit association for young people and adults that works up to its change-making objectives through educational projects in cooperation with schools, universities, institutions, associations and social groups at both local and international level.

CSC is founded basing on the experiences of social and educational work by Danilo Dolci and his collaborators that started in Eastern Sicily back in 1952. The Centre stemmed from the need of offering the local communities a practical, peaceful solution to the local problems, developing a creative space to foster awareness and bottom-up planning, and thus paved the way for a real change. Since the beginning, the main focus of the Center has been non-violent education as well as the development of a renowned methodology – the Reciprocal Maieutic Approach – to enable creative development at local schools and across the local territory.

Today, the Centre continues Danilo Dolci’s legacy in our daily work to promote youth empowerment, creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation in education and social inclusion.