The project FABLAB SCHOOLS EU: Towards Digital Smart, Entrepreneurial and Innovative Pupils is a joint efforts between 4 EU partner countries aiming to develop common methodological principles for digital fabrication education across Europe that starts as early as primary and secondary schools. The project is co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme – Strategic Partnerships |School and lasts two years ( 01/11/2016 – 31/10/2018).
The project will develop innovative approaches and cutting-edge ICT-based methodologies to motivate students to learn and to prepare them for the tech-savvy labour market of the 21st century. Specifically, FABLAB SCHOOLS EU will take on the following mission:
- To increase teachers’ competences and pedagogical skills in educational digital fabrication;
- To provide pupils with innovative skills and digital competences required in the 21st century;
- To develop methodological principles for educational digital fabrication; and
- To develop EU recommendations and policy formulation adaption of educational digital fabrication in EU.
In order to achieve set objectives, a consortium composed of schools, municipalities, regions and resource centres will work closely together and carry out the following planned activities:
- Development of methodological principles for educational digital fabrication
- Collection of good practices in educational digital fabrication
- Testing of methods in schools
- Production of manual and policy recommendations.
- Study visits in schools and Fablab experiences in Italy, Denmark, Spain and The Netherlands.
Within its lifetime ( 2016-2018), the project is committed to producing two principal results:
- A set of methodological principles for educational digital fabrication in schools, compiled in the form of a teachers’ teaching manual.
- Policy recommendations on how to adapt FabLab approach and a common European strategy for Fablab education in schools.