FabLearn Italy 2021
December 13-16, 2021, Florence, Virtual Conference

2021 Conference theme:
“Innovation in Laboratory teaching with Making, Educational Robotics, Coding and Innovative technologies”.

FabLearn Italy 2021 is an international conference that connects researchers, teachers, educators and professionals working with the aim of innovating education by applying the principles of Making, Coding and Educational Robotics in formal, non-formal and informal context.

The FabLearn Italy 2021 is associated to the global FabLearn initiative, that advocates and supports constructionist learning experiences for all students. FabLearn is based on the work of Columbia University Associate Professor Paulo Blikstein and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab (TLTL).

The FabLearn Italy 2021 reaches its fourth edition, and it has been organized since 2018 by INDIRE.

This year the conference title is “Innovation in Laboratory teaching with Making, Educational Robotics, Coding and Innovative Technologies” . Some of the main topics are Educational Robotics , Coding, Makerspace and Fablab at school, new learning model, blockchain, AI.

Papers, lectures, panel discussions, scientific presentations, posters, and special events will present the latest findings on digital fabrication, robotics, “makers” culture.

To limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2, the 2021 edition will be only online with a view to meeting soon in person. As usual, the participation will be completely free. Conference sessions will be planned during the afternoon, in order to make easier for school teachers to attend.

This year two related events will be held in the Fablearn Italy frame: the PRIN and the presentation of the book “Inventando si impara” by Lorenzo Guasti, interesting and unique Italian translation of the famous “Invent to learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom” by S.L.Martinez and G.S.Stager.