A laboratory for new forms of education
The Educational Lab is an open research laboratory for new forms of education and further and continued training and development. Cooperative organizations, initiatives and projects are gathered here and undertake research-based development, testing and implementation in concrete formats of teaching and learning, specifically in the STEM fields (natural sciences, technology, engineering & IT, mathematics), research and development, entrepreneurship and internationality (culture, languages). The »innovative learning environment« of this special educational space promotes and develops the creativity of children, young people and adults.
We want to make people enthusiastic about science and research, to enable design and to awaken their spirit of inventiveness and passion for new things.
The Educational Lab modules are standalone educational initiatives with different programs and activities based around our primary focuses. All modules and activities are interlinked by participative research at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and placed within a context by their content so as to generate scientifically relevant and practical knowledge.
Being voted as one of the TOP 10 inspiring solutions throughout the globally announced call for contributions of IASP, International Association of Science & Technology Parks, our development was already awarded in 2017.
The Educational Lab brochure »Experiences | Reflections | Perspectives« was produced as part of the »ITAT 1037 | EES AA | Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Alpe Adria« project, sponsored by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020. Download versions in English, Italian and German.
The Educational Lab itself undergoes continual development.
Call for innovative concepts
If you have an idea for an innovative educational concept, a new initiative or an interesting module, please contact us!