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Digital Fabrication in Education

Thursday, November 12, 2015 2-8 pm

Minervatori, Helsinki Yliopisto, Department of Teacher Education, Siltavuorenpenger 5A

Register here by Friday, October 30. We can seat 80 persons in registration order.

What is Digital Fabrication? How can we bring it to Finnish Schools? To answer these questions and more, Innokas Network organizes a Digital Fabrication event at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with Fablab@schools at Stanford University and with CV2, an education development company based in San Francisco working on digital literacy and creative learning.

Join us in this event and get familiar with Digital Fabrication and with Innovation Education. Finnish Innovation Education combines the cross-disciplinary Finnish traditions in handcrafts, arts, Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) and other school subjects with the methods of digital fabrication, hands-on learning and technology education. This event kicks off Co4Lab (Co-Design, Co-inquiry, Co- Teaching, Co-Regulation) a major Finnish Digital Fabrication research project.

The event language is English.


Time Event

14.00 - 14.15

Get started with Innovation! Welcoming words & coffee and tea, Professor Jari Lavonen and Head of Innokas Network Tiina Korhonen, University of Helsinki 

14.15 - 15.15

Digital Fabrication for Schools, Professor Paulo Blikstein, Stanford University

15.15 - 15.45

Co4Lab, Professor Kai Hakkarainen, Professor Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, Pofessor Jari Lavonen and Professor Katariina Salmela Aro, University of Helsinki

15.45 - 16.00


16.00 – 16.45

21st Century Notebooking: Crafting, Literacy and Electronics, David Cole, CV2

16.45 - 17.15

Make it now! Innovation Education in Finland, Tiina Korhonen, Head of Innokas Network, Kati Sormunen and Minna Kukkonen, Innokas coordinators, University of Helsinki

17.15 - 19.00

Hands-on sessions

  • GoGo Board in Action, Paulo Blikstein
  • 21st Century Notebooking, David Cole

19.00 - 20.00

Wine and snacks