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Makers at School, Educational Robotics and Innovative Learning Environments

Research and Experiences from FabLearn Italy 2019, in the Italian Schools and Beyond


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  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Results of the 2nd FabLearn Italy conference, held in Ancona, Italy, on April 20-22 2019

  • Offers the latest achievements in research and development in Educational Robotics as well as new applications, the latest tools, systems and components for using robotics in schools, universities and informal education

  • Includes a summary and analysis of existing educational robotics methodologies as well as activities and developments in the field of educational robotics

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (LNNS, volume 240)

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Table of contents (49 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction to the Main Topics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Making: Laboratory and Active Learning Perspectives

      • Margherita Di Stasio
      Pages 11-15Open Access
    3. Robotics in Education: A Smart and Innovative Approach to the Challenges of the 21st Century

      • Laura Screpanti, Beatrice Miotti, Andrea Monteriù
      Pages 17-26Open Access
    4. Innovative Spaces at School. How Innovative Spaces and the Learning Environment Condition the Transformation of Teaching

      • Giovanni Nulli, Gianluigi Mondaini, Maddalena Ferretti
      Pages 27-32Open Access
  3. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. Makers in Education: Teaching is a Hacking Stuff

      • Domenico Aprile
      Pages 35-40Open Access
    3. From Classroom to Learning Environment

      • Samuele Borri
      Pages 51-55Open Access
    4. School Makerspace Manifesto

      • Giovanni Nulli
      Pages 65-71Open Access
    5. Elements of Roboethics

      • Fiorella Operto
      Pages 73-79Open Access
  4. Maker Spaces and Fablabs at School: A Maker Approach to Teaching and Learning

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Furniture Design Education with 3D Printing Technology

      • Meltem Eti Proto, Ceren Koç Sağlam
      Pages 97-105Open Access
    3. Makerspaces for Innovation in Teaching Practices

      • Giuseppe Alberghina
      Pages 107-112Open Access
    4. Montessori Creativity Space: Making a Space for Creativity

      • Tiziano Fattizzo, Pierfrancesco Vania
      Pages 113-117Open Access
    5. Fab the Knowledge

      • Sofia Scataglini, Daniele Busciantella-Ricci
      Pages 119-124Open Access

About this book

This open access book contains observations, outlines, and analyses of educational robotics methodologies and activities, and developments in the field of educational robotics emerging from the findings presented at FabLearn Italy 2019, the international conference that brought together researchers, teachers, educators and practitioners to discuss the principles of Making and educational robotics in formal, non-formal and informal education.

The editors’ analysis of these extended versions of papers presented at FabLearn Italy 2019 highlight the latest findings on learning models based on Making and educational robotics. The authors investigate how innovative educational tools and methodologies can support a novel, more effective and more inclusive learner-centered approach to education.

The following key topics are the focus of discussion: Makerspaces and Fab Labs in schools, a maker approach to teaching and learning; laboratory teaching and the maker approach, models, methods and instruments; curricular and non-curricular robotics in formal, non-formal and informal education; social and assistive robotics in education; the effect of innovative spaces and learning environments on the innovation of teaching, good practices and pilot projects.



  • FabLearn Italy
  • robotics in education
  • STEM Education
  • Smart Learning
  • Educational Robotics
  • innovative educational tools
  • Innovative Learning Approach
  • informal education
  • open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione (DII), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

    David Scaradozzi, Andrea Monteriù

  • Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa (Indire), Florence, Italy

    Lorenzo Guasti, Margherita Di Stasio, Beatrice Miotti

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Paulo Blikstein

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 49.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)