CATALONIA: Lending a hand to a local tv station, civic engagement with the community
Updated: May 3
A local TV station is searching for innovative ideas to acquire new equipment.
IT and mechanical manufacturing students and teachers from a VET Centre in the area responded to the call. This is the scenario of a project based learning experience with civic engagement with the community.
INSTITUT TERRES DE L'EBRE
DEPARTAMENT D'EDUCACIÓ / GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
What problem or issue has the innovative practice aimed to tackle?
A local television station was using expensive and heavy materials to stabilize their cameras and phones. While collaborating with a local VET centre in work-based learning placements, the idea to work together to design a support made of light, inexpensive and recyclable materials emerged.
What have been the achievements?
Environmental sustainability awareness thanks to the use of inexpensive, light and recyclable materials.
Cooperation between a VET centre and a public body ( local television station using the equipment ).
Improvement of technical and transversal skills through project-based learning (mechanical manufacturing' students designed and made the support using a 3D printer).
Who was involved and how?
Local TV station Terres de l’Ebre
Local TV station employees, defining their needs and co-designing the grid.
Students and teachers, designing and making the grid.