Engineer, Lorenzo Guasti is currently handler for the “Maker@Scuola” research project which studies the phenomenon of “makers” in rela- tion to the scenarios and the influences that it generates in the Italian school system starting from the lower grades, including the kindergar- ten.
Since 2014 he has been active in research aimed at the renewal of laboratory teaching through the use of new technological tools (such as the 3D printer and the hydroponic greenhouse) and the application of new teaching methods (such as the “Think Maker Improve” or IDeAL method).
Moreover, since 2014, he has studied the effect of school maker spaces within the school as a new resource for the renewal of the “laboratory space” and of the laboratory teaching.
Since 2017 he has been carrying out, as principal investigator, a research agreement between the the Columbia University of New York and Indire with a particular focus on the application of the Bifocal model to Italian schools.
OPENING SPEECH (FabLearn Italy 2019)