George Lucas Educational Foundation

Tommaso Lana

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 grown-ups 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,' Wiesbaden. He was co-director at Germany's Representative for Cultural and Media Affairs 2011 award-winning social-art/education project 'Paradise 2.' In 2014-2015 he curated the "Learning Outside" exhibit at The Preschool Museum, Berlin. Tommaso performed at SXSWedu 2016 in Austin, TX on the topic "Fostering Motion and Creativity Outdoors". Recently, he introduced his new 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.

Areas of Interest: 
learning spaces,
early childhood education,
psychomotor education,
social-emotional competences,
soft skills,
playful learning,
challenging behavior

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