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lesson learnt after years with Art and Technology events

To reconstruct I should look, read what I and my co-authors have written at scholar, my blog, these pictures archive, and all the evaluations. Here some reflections:

  • children always impress me with their creativity, intelligence, ability to cooperate
  • assistants are also very motivated and they find solutions to the many challenges that arise each time
  • Scratch is a great tool
  • if you want to have an artistic component, artists should be heavily involved.
  • we mix art, programming, learning, research and we are not enough aware (at least I am not) of the complexity.
  • when we “use” people as subjects we should be extremely careful to be clear about the goals and communicate them well (also to children)
  • Scratch now in 2017 is main stream and if the goal is to inspire we should aim at something that children have not experienced before
  • the same apply to art, we should impress them with something that is a bit new to them
  • we should always ask and re-ask what is the goal: do we want to inspire? to teach? to evaluate? to recruit? to teach teachers? to be visible in the public debate?

Tappetina verksted

Tappetina verksted kombinerer kunst og teknologi for å inspirere jenter til økt forståelse og interesse i koding og kreativ historie fortelling. Tappetina verksted er basert på ti år forskning og på Kodeløypa som er en av NTNUs realfagløypene. Veiledere er NTNU studenter, doktorstudenter og forskere.
Vi har fremdeles noen ledige plasser og vi gleder oss til to morsomme og lærerike dager, torsdag og fredag i Høstferie på Folkebibliotek. Vi spanderer lunsj begge dager.
Sofia, Marjeris, Irene, Letizia og resten av Kodeløypa Team