FabLab@School is a world wide growing network of educational digital fabrication labs that put cutting-edge technology for design and construction – such as 3D printers and laser cutters and robotics – into the hands of middle and high school students.
It’s a place for invention, creation, discovery and sharing, a space of inquiry where everyone learns and knowledge gets integrated into personal interests and daily life.
FabLab@School, which is embedded in technology, permits the acknowledgement and embracing of different learning styles and epistemologies, engendering a convivial environment in which students can concretize their ideas and projects with intense personal engagement.
To appear in: Blikstein, P. (2013). Digital Fabrication and ’Making’ in Education: The Democratization of Invention. In J. Walter-Herrmann & C. Büching (Eds.), FabLabs: Of Machines, Makers and Inventors. Bielefeld: Transcript Publishers.
Blikstein, P. (2010). Changing schools, one laser cutter at a time. FAB 6 Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.