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Why FdDD18?

Within a permanent learning scenario, we would like to steer everyone into considering skills and knowledge, ethical frameworks and creativity as the foundational requirements to recognize and face the challenges of the 21st century.

Participatory Cultures

"We are using participation as a term that cuts across educational practices, creative processes, community life, and democratic citizenship. Our goals should be to encourage youth to develop the skills, knowledge, ethical frameworks, and self-confidence needed to be full participants in contemporary culture.”

 

— H. Jenkins


4 perspectives

The theme of FdDD 2018 is “Participatory Cultures” and will be treated through four perspectives: Creative, Playful, Immersive and Ethical.

What are stories, but mystery boxes?”

J.J. Abrams

Immersive

Stories immerse us: the imagination and technology allow everyone to enter worlds to be explored where they can experiment impossible scenarios, experience different events and cultures and build contexts with an intense cognitive, physical and emotional involvement.

#immersive #virtualreality #augmentedreality

“I want my children to understand the world… so that they will be positioned to make it a better place.”
— Howard Gardner

Ethical

The future entails responsibility: we believe in a conscious use of technology considering issues of environmental and social sustainability, with the intent of spurring continuous reflection on learning and behavior modes in a private and collective environment.

#sustainablelearning #mediaeducation #slowlearning #socialimpact #ecosystem

“Nobody really knows what the future will be like, but we know what it won’t be like: we know it won’t be lots of children sitting in desks with pencil and paper writing all the day.”

— Seymour Papert

Creative

The world is a complex system: critical spirit, problem-solving and technical-design skills represent the foundational competencies in order to observe, understand, build and improve reality using creativity and interacting in communities.

#coding #maker #fablab #community

"Play contains in itself all evolutionary trends in condensed form and is itself a major source of growth" 

— Lev S. Vygotskij

Playfull

Playing favors knowledge: narration, information and interaction allow acquiring knowledge and empowering individual skills through learning processes based on playful mechanisms that involve discovery, deduction and sharing.

#play #playfullearning #seriousgame #discovery