Aula del Futuro, Spain
Aula del Futuro was created in 2017 thanks to specific MoUs between the Spanish Ministry of Education, Samsung Electronics Iberia, on the one hand, and Steelcase, on the other. After the launch, other industry partners also contributed to increase the resources available in this Learning Space, such as Smart, Makeblock, Arduino, BQ or Matalab, among others. New industry partners are to enter the collaboration with Aula del Futuro in the coming months.
Aula del Futuro was created in Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y Formación del Profesorado (INTEF), the ICT unit of the Ministry of Education in Spain, and is the result of the participation of the Spanish Ministry of Education in EUN's Future Classroom Lab and its predecessor iTec. It was developed to engage as many Spanish teachers and schools as possible in the exploration of learning spaces as a way of transforming educational practices towards a more active pedagogical approach. Thus, the participation has been widened for new teachers, more schools are introduced to the project and are involved in training sessions. Synergies with national projects have been forged, such has been the case of the Samsung Smart School national experimentation project. We are also collaborating with regional educational administrations and working with teacher training institutions in regions. In September 2019, the Ministry of Education launched a new online course to expand in the FCL Toolkit.
Aula del Futuro includes the following learning zones: Interact-Present, Investigate-Develop, Create and Explore. The technology included is distributed among the different learning zones and includes tablets, tablet-PC, tactile screen, Gear VR, 360º cameras, mobile phones, laptops, interactive whiteboard, arduino, beebots, etc.
The funding for the development of the project came from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Samsung Electronics Iberia. With their support the design and adaptation of the learning space was possible. Moreover, both Samsung and Steelcase, donated technological devices and furniture. The range of available tools has been expanded with donations from other industry partners.
José Luis Fernández - Technical Pedagogical Advisor
Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional - Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y Formación del Profesorado (INTEF)
Calle de Torrelaguna, 58, 28027
Madrid - Spain