Curator #199: Artur Coll


My name is Artur Coll, @ArturColl on twitter, I was born in Barcelona almost 50 years ago, and I’m very proud to be the curator of @CatalanVoices this week.

I am Primary School Teacher and Computer Engineer. I work as a technical teacher assistant at Departament d’Ensenyament (the Ministry of Education of Catalonia).

I’m interested in the use of computer coding and educational robotics as tools for children to learn, in the sense of learning skills such as structuring ideas, learning strategies for solving problems, working in teams collaborating…

In this way, I am a Spanish Ambassador to the European Code Week (@CodeWeekEU – #codeEU), a grass-roots movement (with the support of the European Comission) that celebrates creating with code; and a National Coordinator for Spain to the European Robotics Week (#ERW2016), with the idea of bring robotics research and development closer to the public. Finally I belong to a community of parents called Vailets HackLab (@VailetsHackLab) whose main goal is children could be co-creators of their own future using technology, they can be digital creators, not only consumers.

In my spare time I do several activities. I belong, with my daughter, to Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia (@cvg_cat) where we build human towers (castells), a Catalan tradition included in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2010.

I like walking in the countryside. I share this passion with my wife, and some years ago we discovered Orienteering. Now it’s an activity I practice with my whole family, where we have to find several control points as quick as possible, using a topographical map and a compass. The FCOC is the federation for this kind of competition in Catalonia.

In the same way, I love travelling with my family, and discover new countries, new scenarios and new people as often as we can.


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