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Tommaso Lana

I work on nurturing self-guided learning experiences.

Tommaso Lana researches on how to nurture self-guided learning experiences in a very hands-on way through sensory perception, motion, and body awareness, mainly targeting grownups who work with and for children in the age group 2–8. Tommaso moved to Germany in 2005 to work as facilitator, teaching artist, and manager of visitors services at the Experience Field for the Development of the Senses in Wiesbaden. He was co-director at Germany’s Representative for Cultural and Media Affairs 2011 award-winning social-art/education project called Paradise 2. In 2014–15 he curated the Learning Outside exhibit at the Preschool Museum in Berlin. Tommaso performed at SXSWedu 2016 in Austin, Texas, on the topic “Fostering Motion and Creativity Outdoors.” He introduced his PD and performance project “It’s Time to Invest in Embodied Learning” at SXSWedu 2017. He has an MA in social history from the University of Milan.

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