Makers at School, Educational Robotics and Innovative Learning Environments, the volume published by Springer Link that collects the results achieved and discussed at the 2019 edition of Fablearn Italy, is online and freely downloadable.
The publication is edited by Davide Scaradozzi and Andrea Monteriù (Polytechnic University of Marche), the Indire researchers Lorenzo Guasti, Margherita di Stasio and Beatrice Miotti and Paulo Blikstein (Columbia University).
This book collects reflections, results and analysis of didactic methodologies based on the use of technology and robotics that emerged during Fablearn Italy, the international conference that took place in Ancona in November 2019; an in-depth study of the most recent experiences of learning models based on making and micro-robotics presented during the event which involved about 250 researchers, teachers, educators and professionals.
The book aims to highlight how innovative methods and tools can be functional to effective, inclusive and more “student-centred” learning. School Makerspace and Fablab, making culture applied to teaching, robotics in formal, non-formal and informal education, flexible learning spaces and environments are some of the key themes dealt with in the publication that revolve around the idea that new technologies can represent an important and fundamental tool in the process of renewal of the educational system, if supported by the innovation of teaching methodologies.
The book can be freely downloaded in pdf or epub format (suitable for eReaders).