FABLEARN EUROPE / MAKE ED 2022, Copenhagen
makerSPACE\\SPACEmaking: Making space for bridging computing, making and design with classrooms and common core subjects.
FabLearn Europe / MakeEd invites submissions for the seventh annual conference to be held on the 30th and 31st of May 2022 in Copenhagen. The two-day conference brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and policy makers to disseminate ideas, best practices and resources to support children’s empowerment in the context of computing, design, and making in education, particularly positioning their work to impact the education of children and youth (K-12, 5-18 years) including teacher education, and social education (pedagogy), as well as non-formal and informal initiatives targeted at children and their educators.
FabLearn Europe / MakeED is a sister conference of the global FabLearn conference that was initially organised at Stanford University (USA) in 2011. This year’s conference is hosted by VIA University College and Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark.
All submissions are made by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRACTITIONER TRACK // POSTER SESSION W. WORKSHOPS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS
The Fablearn Europe / MakeEd 2022 conference is a venue, which brings together researchers and practitioners. Therefore, we are proud to have a practitioner track without the formalities of the research track.
Why a practitioner track?
The practitioner track builds a bridge between research and practice by providing another way of sharing thoughts, best practices, and findings that stem from computing, design and making in an educational setting. The main purpose of this track is to share reflections and examples of computing, design, and making in education in general as well as this year’s theme specifically: making space for bridging computing, design, and making with classrooms and common core subjects.
We acknowledge that a significant portion of research relies on practitioners who are both brave and skilled to push the boundaries of formal learning practices within the field of MakeEd/FabLearn education. With this track we wish to embrace and integrate insights from practice with research in search for common ground. This track will contribute to broaden perspectives and look for new ways of engaging and collaborating within the field.
What to submit?
We invite you to share your practice with other practitioners as well as researchers through a poster session. At the poster session, you are welcome to bring examples from your practice such as teaching materials, digital and analogue artefacts, and pictures or video of classroom situations (with the proper consent from parents). The presentation will take place in a poster fair, and you can read more about the submission guidelines below.
Based on the submissions, some practitioners will be invited for panel discussions, in which common interests between research and practice can be discussed more thoroughly. Please indicate if you and your proposal would/could be interested in engaging in this. We will curate and provide guidance and support to you and your proposal along the way. Our wish is to engage research with practice and vice versa.
Who should submit?
We invite everyone who works to support children’s education and empowerment in the context of computing, design, and making in education to share their practice in this format. This includes practitioners, who work to impact the education of children and youth (K-12, 5-18 years) including teacher education, and social education (pedagogy), as well as non-formal and informal initiatives targeted at children and their educators.
We will look for poster submissions that offer an insight into making in education through concrete examples of practice that bridge computing, making and design with classrooms and common core subjects. Valuable learning can be gained from these interventions whether or not they achieved their goals – it is important to stress that success is not measured in how far you came, but in what you and your students/pupils learned along the way.
Submissions on all topics within making in education will be considered, but the following topics are likely to prove most interesting to conference/practitioner track attendees:
- Teaching and learning activities within computing, design, and making in education
- Best practices from computing, design, and making in educational settings
- Lessons learned from computing, design, and making in formal, non-formal or informal educational settings
Posters should be formatted in the A2 size (which is 420 x 594 mm). The poster should be in English.
Submission guideline for short abstract to go with the poster:
Together with the poster, a short description of the content should be submitted. This abstract can be submitted in either English or Danish. Please fill out the following form (can be downloaded as MS Word):
|Title||Name your project/intervention|
|Presenter Bio||A few words about the presenter(s)|
|School/institution||Name the participating institutions|
|Age of target group/school level||K12 (5-18 years)|
|Subject(s)||Common core subjects|
|Description||Content should include:
|Technology||Indicate which technologies where used (3d print, lasercut, microcontrollers, robots e.g)|
|Additional materials||If you plan to include demonstrations, video or physical items please include a list of materials, which you will bring besides the poster|
|Panel discussions and workshops||Please indicate if you and your proposal would/could be interested in engaging in panel discussions and/or workshops.|
We will curate and provide guidance and support to you and your proposal along the way. Our wish is to engage research with practice and vice versa. If you have questions or need any help do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
- Poster submission deadline: April 19, 2022
- Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2022
- Early registration (required): May 9, 2022
- Conference: May 30-31, 2022
Send your poster as PDF-file or JPG-image and the short abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org.