encouraging cooperation between schools and their local communities for their commitment in projects
and the development of better attitudes; developing connections between families and school by supporting projects which address actual needs expressed by youngs and families, and sharing
the local community in order to show opportunities provided by Fab Labs, tinkering and active teaching, such as the motivation of learning and the empowerment ; to inspire local initiatives for multidisciplinary projects ; to stimulate commitment in active citizenship for public of all ages.
Teachers are working a lot on project-based pedagogy because it allows them to be concrete with students facing difficulties at school. Working on a project promotes and helps students to be more implicated in their education. The OSHub - Espace de Science Ouverte project will be established at La Machinerie, in the Villeneuve neighborhood of Grenoble, and it will work in collaboration with their local stakeholders.
In particular, we want to: promote student's agency in their own school career and in the life of their school / college / high school; and to raise awareness of students to environmental and social issues such as climate change, while being part of their neighborhood life.
With the objective of promoting student's agency in the life of their school, students will produce a collective fresco in their new college, as well as signage (e.g., circulation in the college, identification of the different rooms or classrooms). This project is being developed at Lucie Aubrac college (Middle school).
With the objective of raising awareness of students to societal issues while, at the same time, promoting their active agency, students are researching about potential concrete actions to put in place in the world (documentary named "Demain") and about protagonists of change and transition (ecological, social, economic) in the Grenoble area. The aim is to develop portraits and/or interviews, discover jobs, associations and then show what they found to other students in the college.
Ultimately, students will think and take part in individual or collective actions, at school or in the Village Olympique neighborhood. This project is being developed at Village Olympique college (Middle school).
In order to promote teacher’s autonomy and skills, training programs for teachers will be developped to help them create and implement new resources tools. Educational potential of the OSHub Fab Lab will be exploited through this programs. Teachers will experiment methodologies of co-creation and design-thiking and produce resources for the teacher community. We have been developping a training program of a 2 days-immersion in a Fab Lab in partnership with local national education skateholders.