Creative programming. auLAB 2016-17

23th november 2016 – 31th march 2017

The programming node is based on three questions: What happens inside a computer? What is programming? What is it for and where is the programming present?

Thus, a new relationship between the user and technological devices is encouraged, establishing a more critical approach and a change in their usability guidelines, laying the foundations for an active and integrated use of technology.

Developed by: Daniel Barreiro.

Aimed at: students and teachers of primary and secondary education centers in the Principality of Asturias.


In the words of Mitchel Resnick, professor of learning research and director of the “Lifelong Kindergarten” research group, MIT Media Lab (developers of Scratch): “We must imagine and generate new educational strategies and technologies, share them with others and “interactively redefine and expand them.”

Students go from consumers to active creators of content: interactive stories, games and animations, which are then shared online. It is precisely this step that leads them to take control of their learning process, giving shape to a project for which they feel responsible and in which the contents of the school curriculum and technological artifacts acquire meaning.


– Develop self-esteem and personal initiative: imagine projects, develop new ideas, look for solutions and put them into practice. – Promote the ability to learn: curiosity to ask questions, identify resources and search for methodologies and strategies. Become owners of their own learning.‐ Promote experimentation, a critical attitude and creative thinking, through knowledge of techniques and tools.‐ Highlight the importance of a deeper knowledge of technological language.


From Wednesday, November 23 to Thursday, December 1, 2016, from Tuesday, January 17 to Friday, January 27, and from Tuesday, March 22 to Friday, March 31, 2017

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