Symposium on the Future of Learning | Workshop 3
Michael Steiner & Brigitte Hübel-Fleischmann (in cooperation with DaVinciLab) | “The Lego Education Innovation Studio at the University College of Teacher Education Vienna – Make your ideas happen”
The Lego Education Innovation Studio (EIS) is based on a hands-on learning approach that actively involves pupils in their own learning processes and is aimed at developing their creative thinking and practical problem solving skills through coding and robotics. In context of the nationwide project “Learn how to think and solve problems“ (DLPL) Austrian school classes are supported by experts with resources and educational material in the implementation of various projects. In a special workshop participants can get an insight into educational concepts, the possibilities offered by the EIS and successful school projects like MadeByKids (in cooperation with DaVinciLab). At various stations a whole range of products can be tried out: Lego WeDo and EV3, BeeBot & Co, Scratch, Ozobot, Microbit, Minecraft.
Michael Steiner coordinates the Education Innovation Studio (EIS) und the annual eBazar, a major event showing the potential of digital media and the innovative integration of technology into education. Furthermore he is responsible for IT education at the ZLI. Apart from that he is involved in teacher training course at the University of Vienna where he teaches Educational Design as well as the Organization of Teaching and Learning in IT. His main exploratory focus lies on the net based development of teaching with digital media.
Brigitte Hübel-Fleischmann works as a teacher of a mixed-age class in primary education based on the pedagogy of Maria Montessori and a focus on digital content. Her experience in working with digital media and using tablets in class form the basis for her assistance in the Education Innovation Studio (EIS) of the University College of Teacher Education Vienna (PH Wien).
This workshop is carried out in co-operation with DaVinciLab, www.davincilab.at
DaVinciLab is an educational company focused on fostering 21st century skills within school curricula as well within after school activities. As cooperation partner of the Austrian Ministry of Education and the University College of Teacher Education Vienna we are developing educational resources, designing innovative interaction formats and are providing teacher trainings. In cooperation with research partners DaVinciLab is developing and conducting research studies focused on the usage of digital tools and Stanford Design Thinking Method for Kids for learning purposes (e.g. „MadebyKids Project“, „DLPL Project“ ). DaVinciLab is providing maker lab facilities (design lab, movie lab and coding & robotic lab).