TVLAB is an experimental television laboratory oriented toward education innovation in schools. The project is promoted by Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and funded by Gobierno del Principado de Asturias y Ministerio de Educación Cultura y Deporte.
TVLAB forms parts of a bigger educational project oriented toward innovating educational practices in schools in Asturias.
The project is mainly devoted toward training teachers in Project-Based learning and skills-based curricula. This training takes place through an experiential process where schools are involved in one-year project in which children produce their own audiovisual products. Schools came to the TVLAB for a total of 10 sessions (4 hours each) during the overall years. During this process. the children have to choose a topic or theme of their interest and work on it in a transdisciplinar and collaborative way. During the year, the children work in researching, formalizing and producing different format of audiovisual material such as tv shows, fictional stories or documentaries based on their own interests and concerns.
The TVLAB is set-up as a television set that affords and needs coordination, collaboration and shared attention to work. During the last year, some relevant projects addressed the need for structural improvements in the schools and the creation of a fictional story on the values of elderly and the values of childhood.
For more information about the project, look at: http://tvlab.laboralcentrodearte.org/
If you want to see the videos produced by the children: https://vimeo.com/user39653974