AuLAB 2014-15. Teacher training

9th to 11th september 2014

AuLAB is proposed as a laboratory for reflection on teaching practice whose fundamental objectives are to improve teaching and learning processes, and develop professional skills.

The fundamental objective is to develop a free and flexible learning space that encourages the personal development of students through basic skills and adapts to the needs of teachers.

It is intended at the same time to encourage critical reflection on the role of new technologies in the educational context, their use as a teaching tool, while changing the perception of students and teachers about their own relationship with them: going from being a passive user. to know them.

AuLAB at LABoral consists of three nodes or lines of work that have in common that work from the idea of ​​“learning to learn” to encourage curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. A work methodology is proposed to design and develop an annual project with teachers and students that will also be part of the classroom programming of two or more subjects.

Work nodes

  1. Learning through design node (Susanna Tesconi). Digital manufacturing or computer-aided manufacturing allows a design from a computer file to be materialized into a physical object. Using fabLAB resources, students participate in a design process of a real artifact.
  2. TV-LAB node. Experimental television laboratory (Pia Capisano and Dani Miracle). Communication platform and experimental television set that proposes other ways of watching and making television and using communication technologies.
  3. Node Introduction to programming (Luis Díaz). Learning basic concepts and processes of how digital technology works and practical exercise in its creative use.

Teacher training

Over three days of work, teachers learn the basic aspects of the tools and work methodology, to be able to establish the fundamental objectives of the project and the framework (subject, area of ​​interest…) that they later choose and develop with care. the student body.

Throughout the course, teachers are asked to work on the chosen project globally in the classroom and in the AuLAB sessions. The documentation and memory of the development of the project and the experience of the teachers and students is essential; participants are asked to record the evolution of the work to publish it on an open online platform, along with the work diary and the results.


It is based on the “learning by doing” methodology, which aims to provide students with research tools and accompany them in the construction of their own learning through the exchange of experiences and communication between individuals. This means accompaniment in learning, but leaving space for experience and active reflection.

This entails a very active role for the teacher who must accompany decision-making, the selection of project ideas and research at all times; at the same time it reflects the contents and curricular competencies worked on in its classroom program and documents the evolution and results for a subsequent evaluation of the experience.

According to this methodology:

  • The teaching staff delimits the areas of work of the projects, but the projects are chosen with the students
  • The project is part of the classroom program
  • A regular space is established for joint reflection and evaluation
  • Teachers and collaborators must document the development of the activity for subsequent evaluation.

More information

Activity subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Principality of Asturias

Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
Consejería Cultura y Turismo