The DIGITAL LIFE LITERACY area of the app mediates essential concepts for shaping the future of Digital Modernity and climate change. Under DESIGN LAB PATHS, users can take special tours on their own, on topics such as society, digitalization, and climate change. GAMES FOR CHANGE allows schoolchildren and young adults to playfully access the MAK DESIGN LAB’s topics.
One of the MAK’s aims in preparing the MAK LAB APP was to provide incentives to extend and intensify contact and cooperation with such educational institutions as high schools, middle schools, and vocational high schools. This invitation to get involved in research and interaction is intended not only to provide orientation but also to stimulate participation and both active and discursive engagement with such urgent topics as digitalization, climate change, and shaping our society’s future.
in context of the MAK FUTURE LAB
Tue, 11 Feb 2020
WHAT MUST DIGITAL EDUCATION BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE TODAY?
The presentation of the MAK LAB APP is also the kick-off for the discussion series EDUCATING CHANGE within the framework of the MAK FUTURE LAB. The panel for this kick-off will address the question: What must digital education be able to achieve today?
Michael Fleischhacker, Teacher, Kinzerplatz Middle School
Mathias Kutschera, Educator, Robo Wunderkind
Martina Mara, Institute for Robot Psychology, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Georg Spiel, Specialist for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology
Moderator: Janina Falkner, New Concepts for Learning, MAK
The panel discussion will take place in German.
New digital tools and innovations offer us a wide range of opportunities to develop our human skills, but they also bring with them the risk of increasingly forgetting these skills. Digital learning also has to include understanding the digital tools that we use on a daily basis. But does the question as to how to shape our daily lives in an increasingly digital world depend solely on our knowing all about digitalization? How can we lose, preserve, or even augment our intellectual wealth, our imaginative faculties, and our capacity for empathy? Do not our cell phones and other such devices merely take up our time and prevent us from really experiencing the world? Does digital education mean learning to program, or does it involve learning to reduce digital media to their bare essentials? What can we teach our children about the right to privacy, or will they have to teach us? What shouldwhat caneducation entail for the digitally well-educated and for digitally competent educators?
Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020, 7 p.m.
Panel Discussion What must education achieve in the age of climate change?
Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 7 p.m.
Panel discussion How can museums contribute to creating new forms of education?
The discussion series EDUCATING CHANGE is financially supported by the EU program INTERREG V-A Slovakia–Austria (Project “Design & Innovation”).