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Experiential Learning Classes

The experiential learning class is a workshop to create confidence and creativity to children aged 4 to 11 at their Primary School.

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The experiential learning class is a creative workshop class for 4-11 years old children at a Primary School. In the workshop, having to try out new stuff could boost children’s creativity. Experiencing independently helps kids think for themselves. Therefore, this will help the kids gain a sense of achievement and improved confidence at their eager years. 

 

The workshop will be taking place in the first week of the year at the Primary School so they could experience. The workshop will then carry on as a after school activity for the kids who would like to carry on and build their creativity. The reason for it to take place in the school is so the kids could get inspired by the works around the classroom and also from their classmates ending up with their final master piece. They will be making their own toys out of a different material, usually thrown as trash such as building a mini castle out of cardboard box. As a result, they would learn by failing. This form of learning is unstructured, without rules or time limits.

Students who study art in Universities would also join the sessions to build up on their creativity and also show the way to exscape from the problems as they're more experienced. This could be a first step for University students by teaching the kids and could help them up build on their confident. 

 

Today, many kids participate in fewer unstructured experiences than their parents did as children because of advanced technology such as TV, video games and internet.

In this challenge, we want to create ideas with young people, not for them. Outline how you’re planning to involve young people or other end-users (parents, teachers, etc) in designing, iterating or testing your idea during the Ideas phase.

I will be going to a Primary School to talk to the teachers of each year age group and to find out if they're interested. I would also be going into different classrooms and asking some children if they would like a workshop of experimenting new stuff. The feedback i get from the children and teachers will help me develop my concept further.

How might you envision your idea spreading across geographies or cultures so that it inspires young people around the world to cultivate their creative confidence?

My vision is to see these kind of workshop all around the Schools and also in other countries. IF it succeeds, the workshops could also be used in Secondary Schools which would help the teenagers with their confidence and creativity too.

What skills, input or guidance would you like to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

If there are any Primary School teachers, i would like to learn what sort of impact would this idea have on the students.

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This is a great idea, I believe that kids should explore their creativity through these types of workshops. Creating things they are interested in can set them on to progress more and gain more skills.

Photo of Muzaffer Aydemir
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I agree! Thanks for the comment Maroun :)

Photo of Yin San T
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Great idea Muzaffer! Nice starting point! Maybe after the week's workshop, it could follow up through an after school activity, allowing those who found a hobby to continue to explore :)

Photo of Muzaffer Aydemir
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Thanks Yin San, Could be a good idea. I take your opinion on board.

Photo of Yin San T
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awesome :)

Photo of Jamie Morgan
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Interesting idea, Art is the main subject to be creative. I like the idea of trying to get the kids interact with materials. I agree with Yin San T, an after school activity will build their creativity and by the end of these sessions the kids will experience a lot of stuff and be confident.

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Thanks Jamie, i would build on this.

Photo of Seyhan Kekec
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Great concept where kids make their own stuff in schools! Schools are usual compressed and limited places in terms of creativity and expressing yourself. A great way to encourage kids with creativity!

Photo of Muzaffer Aydemir
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Thats just what i thought of. Thanks Seyhan

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Nice idea! Art can change the world, and encouraging children to do it from their eager years can even change the mind of an entire nation. Nice idea, go on with that.

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Thanks Rômulo