As part of the FabLearn Europe Conference 2014
Monday 16 June 2014, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Please submit your contributions by Sunday, May 18th 2014 – 11:59 PM MEZ
Acceptance notification: Wednesday, May 20th 2014.
For more information as well as detailed information about how to participate, please visit our website: http://fablearn.eu
WORKSHOP ON FABLABS IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT: A RETROSPECTIVE AND OUTLOOK
FabLearn Europe brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers to discuss and explore digital fabrication in education, making, and hands-on learning for the 21st Century. This one-day conference is organised jointly by Stanford University, Bremen University and Aarhus University, and is a spinoff of the global FabLearn conference held for the past three years at Stanford University.
This workshop is intended for researchers, interaction designers, makers, fabbers, educators as well as newbies. The goal is to summarize first impacts and envision future prospects of FabLabs in educational contexts by discussing different learning approaches. Participants are asked to send in concepts on how children can learn with and about FabLab technologies (2-3 pages). These contributions can present recent projects, future visions, educational concepts or a theoretical reflexion.
Organizers: Dennis Krannich (University of Bremen, Germany), Paulo Blikstein (Stanford University, USA)
WORKSHOP ON PARTICIPATORY DESIGN IN DIGITAL FABRICATION
The workshop aims to bring together researchers, teachers and practicians to discuss participatory design in digital fabrication in schools. The workshop participants are to share experiences on involving stakeholders in order to gain interest for and increase learning in digital fabrication in an educational setting. Researchers, practitioners, educators and designers from different disciplines involved and interested in participatory design in digital fabrication, both practically and methodology wise, are welcome. We will consider the scope of issues that might arise by asking workshop participants to draw on their individual experiences to present a case study, inspiration or approach relating to involving stakeholders in digital fabrication. We invite the submission of short 2-4 page informal position papers offering perspectives on the workshop topics
Organizers: Tilde Bekker (Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands), Eva Eriksson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Janet Read (University of Central Lancashire, UK)