Little Red-Smart-Hood

by FORTH added on 07 Nov 2019

              
              
Brief description:
The workshop is based on an online book and related resources (available in Greek), entitled “Little Red-Smart-Hood” (https://gramenos.wixsite.com/smarthood). The text is an adaptation of the original Grimm Brothers’ version of the “Little red cap” (or, riding hood) fairytale, “updated” with, state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. The goal of the workshop is to aid participants to learn about technologies that already affect their everyday lives or, are expected to shape their futures, and critically think (but also using humour) about them, overcoming the initial wow factor that these technologies create.
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Countries:
(where the practice takes place)
Greece
Cities:
(where the practice takes place)
Heraklion
Organization name:
(running the practice)
FORTH
Organization type:
Nonprofit
Contact person:
Dimitris Grammenos
Contact email:
(for further information and inquiries)
gramenos@ics.forth.gr
Social media:
Related resources:
(e.g., web site, publications,media)
Participants’ age groups:
9 - 99
Indicative number of participants:
Number independent
Oriented to a specific gender?
No
Frequency:
(for the same group of participants)
Single-occasion
Total duration:
(for the same group of participants)
90 minutes
Location:
(where the practice takes place)
  • Classroom, formal learning space, etc.
  • Community lab, FabLab, non-formal learning space, etc.
  • Museum, science centre, outreach centre, library, zoo, etc.
What are the role(s) of the adult(s) running the practice?
  • Presenter
  • Facilitator
  • Mentor / Guide
During the practice, participants…
  • Make
  • Play
Participants work…
  • In pairs
  • What type of materials do participants use?
    • Pen and paper
    • Craft supplies / Stationery
    Pedagogical approach:
    • Problem-based learning
    • Project (or task)-based learning
    • Design-based learning
    • Collaborative-learning
    • Discovery-learning
    • Creative thinking
    • Critical thinking
    Social justice/equity approaches:
    • Free events/funding for those from low-income groups
    • Activities are designed to empower participants and meet their needs
    Does the practice have (explicit or implicit) learning objectives?
    Explicit: Introduce and explain (new) technologies, trigger critical thinking regarding their potential positive and negative impact, benefits and problems, and allow children to imagine their own adaptations, based on their ideas, needs and preferences.
    Is the practice (explicitly or implicitly) connected to school curricula?
    Yes, implicitly
    If connected in any way to school curricula, which subjects are covered?
    • Technology
    Additional notes: