What is Future Classroom Lab?
Before the discussion of Future Classroom Lab, the introduction of European Schoolnet should go first. European Schoolnet is a network of 33 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels, Belgium. As a not-for-profit organization, they aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to their key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners. They are driven by their mission to support education stakeholders in Europe in the transformation of education processes for 21st century digitalized societies. They do this by identifying and testing promising innovative practices, sharing evidence about their impact, and supporting the mainstreaming of teaching and learning practices aligned with 21st century standards for inclusive education.
Created by European Schoolnet, the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational, fully equipped, reconfigurable, teaching and learning environment in Brussels, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. In the Future Classroom Lab, visitors can explore:
- The competences and roles for students’ and teachers’ 21st century teaching and learning.
- Different learning styles and more personalized, active learning.
- Learning environment design and how it can impact student engagement and classroom interaction.
- Current and emerging technology to support all of the above and societal trends affecting education.
Why FCL selected Matatalab to be one of the partners?
As one of the partners of FCL, Matatalab is recognized that they have the similar educational goal with FCL. FCL believes that Matatalab can make a great contribution to innovative education. Matatalab’s core educational value as an education company, as well as its supporting products and educational resources, can help students improve their computational thinking skills and their 21st century skills. FCL believes Matatalab can help students enhance creativity and competence in this 21st digital century, and contribute to the development of education.
As an educational company, Matatalab is a solution for worldwide educational institutions and families. Aiming to shape innovative learning and entertainment experiences with the help of technology, and develop children’s ability and confidence to face and change the world, Matatalab perfectly combines technology and education that develops a series of tangible coding products to ultimately cultivate computational thinking skills through coding. The educational philosophy that matatalab believes and upholds has a high degree of overlap with FCL. Matatalab has always believed that cooperation with FCL can help to better publicize the educational philosophy of matatalab and help more students improve their creativity. Matatalab hopes that the value it brings can help students and the future development of the world.