Author: Susanna Tesconi

Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Spain - Learning environment designer and researcher. Stanford Fablearn Fellow.

Papert’s 8 big ideas traslated to Catalan

8 grans idees darrere del Laboratori Construccionista d’Aprenentatge Extracte de la tesi doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center? de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea és aprendre fent. Tots aprenem millor quan l’aprenentatge és una part del fer alguna cosa que ens sembla realment interessant. Aprenem de la millor manera… Read more »

8 grandes ideas Papert’s Eight Big Ideas translation to spanish

8 grandes ideas detrás del Laboratorio Construccionista de Aprendizaje Extracto de la tesis doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center” de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea es aprender haciendo. Todos aprendemos mejor cuando el aprendizaje es parte de hacer algo que nos parece realmente interesante. Aprendemos de la mejor manera… Read more »

Documenting a project using a “failures box”

At Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, I worked with 6 groups this year from primary school to high school, each one with a different project. Consequently a lot of prototypes are hanging around the fabLAB. In order to keep the lab not too messy I decided to have each group fabricate stackable boxes… Read more »

Three lessons learned about making in classroom

I spent the last 3 years, among other things, working as learning environment designer at Laboral Art Center Gijón, Spain. The art center has a fabLAB that is used for artistic production as well as education and research LAB by several public schools in the region. What I do exactly is to help teachers from… Read more »


In a week I’ll be presenting, together with L. Arias a short paper at Fablearn Europe.  This is an extract I like to share with you Fellows. Abstract In this paper, we describe an ongoing education programme promoted by LABoral Art Centre that uses digital fabrication and ¨making¨ in order to produce methodological change in… Read more »

Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age

I have just started Dialogic: Education for the Internet Age by Rupert Wegerif, Professor of Education and Director of Research at the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, UK. The author analyzes how  the use of the Internet disrupts the traditional logic of print-based education by offering an experience of knowledge as participatory and multiple. Before mass print-based education, culture everywhere… Read more »

What is a fablab in three words plus a strange object

Since I moved my first steps on the maker scene I was interested about what people think about fabLAB/maker space format and how they define it. During FAB5: The Fifth International Fab Lab Forum and Symposium on Digital Fabrication in Pune, India in 2009 I made a mini doc asking people  to define a fabLAB… Read more »

Pedagogy of the oppressed-From practice to praxis

Pedagogy of the oppressed is, in my opinion, one of the deepest reflections on education ever.  It is so complete and complex that one can read it again and again and discover new contributions/inspirations every time. The pedagogy of the oppressed is an instrument for the  critical discovery that both oppressed and oppressors are manifestations… Read more »

Epistemology comes true

Mindstorms is so rich of powerful ideas that it is really hard to choose and pick one or two…. Reading the book is like taking a walk among almost every interesting concept I learned in my life, or, said in other words, meeting old friends again like Galileo, Aristoteles,Tarski, Poincare, Piaget and Bruner, all bringing… Read more »