Symposium Focusing on the learner
Take charge of your own learning
“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves”Thomas Edison, Inventor
DIY, or Do It Yourself, is a philosophy that puts the student at the center of the learning experience, by turning her into the maker of her own learning materials.
We are a group of three universities and three primary and secondary education schools, from three different European countries: Spain, Finland and the Czech Republic.
Students will develop their agency, collaboration and digital skills, using the technologies they already have access to today, to make them lifelong and lifewide learners.
We started the project analyzing the curriculums of the different countries and schools or universities, and conducting focus groups with students, teachers and parents, to see where DIY can fit in their daily work.
To prepare the implementation, we will run a series of weekly workshops with teachers to introduce the pedagogical approach we are proposing, and to review and solve the technical issues that they may encounter. The result will be an implementation plan for each school and university.
During the second year of the project each school and university will run a pilot implementation with a group of students. Schools will work with 5th and 9th grade students, while universities will tailor the implementation to any level.
We will end the project assessing the implementation and proposing improvements for future development, as well as conducting a socio-economic evaluation that highlights the advantages, costs and risks of the DIY approach to education in primary, secondary and higher education.
Grup de recerca Esbrina
Juana M. Sancho Gil, Fernando Hernández-Hernández, Cristina Alonso Cano, Joan-Anton Sánchez i Valero, Maria Domingo-Coscollola, Xavier Giró Gràcia, Rachel Fendler, Raquel Miño Puigcercós, Judith Arrazola Carballo, Àngels Armengol Naranjo, Judit Onsès, Anna Majó.
Esa Niemi, Antti Peltonen, Mikko Ojala, Paula Airaksinen.
Miroslava Černochová, Tomáš Jeřábek, Irena Fialová, Zuzana Trnková.
Coral Regí Rodriquez, Maria José Miranda Rodríguez, Cristòbal Aviles, Carol de Britos, Maite Sillero, Alex Perez, Paloma Llaquet de Entreambasaguas.
Kari Kumpulainen, Kerttuli Saajoranta, Seija Blomberg, Pasi Hieta, Terhi Ylöniemi, Heikki Kontturi.
Tomáš Komrska, Radomíra Václavíková, Iva Schmittová.
Envisioning DIY learning in primary and secondary schools
Sancho-Gil, J. M., Hernández-Hernández, F. & Fendler, R. (2015)
Seminar.net. International Journal of Media, Technology & Lifelong Learning, Vol 11.-issue 1
El projecte DIYLab (Do It Yourself in Education: Expanding Digital Competence to Foster Student Agency and Collaborative Learning)
Sánchez, J.A., Arrazola, J. & Calderon, D. (2015)
EnTERA2.0, 2, 46-56
Do It Yourself in education: Leadership for learning across physical and virtual borders
Domingo-Coscollola, M., Arrazola-Carballo, J., and Sancho-Gil, J.M. (2016)
International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 4(1), 5-29. doi: 10.17583/ijelm.2016.1842