BEING A MAKER
BEING A MAKER
PROJECT: Mobility of Pupils
TARGET GROUP: Primary & Secondary & Upper-secondary School Students
The maker movement inspires maker education. The maker movement is a culture of do-it-yourself (DIY) persons who seek to become more conscious of their surroundings. They are tinkers, inventors, and innovators. They adore reworking existing technologies into something entirely new. Makers like “hacking” into their surroundings and improving the design through joint efforts.
This programme aims to incite students to make new, innovative things in a creative way. Crucial point is to try over and over again until they succeed.When the programme finishes, students will call themselves “I am a Maker”
Stages of Being a Maker Learner (sparked by the SAMR model):
1. Copy – make something almost exactly as someone else has done.
2. Advance – gain more advance knowledge and skills by doing similar projects
3. Embellish – add something that has been done; add a little of one’s self to it.
4. Modify – take what others have done and modify or morph it into something new.
5. Create – make or create some new, unique, different than what has been created before
At the end of the program, the pupils will be able to;
- Learn how to integrate these stages into learning
- Think in a more creative, innovative way
- Bring an item down or rebuild an old piece into something new.
- Develop minds that can think creatively and critically in a playful and collaborative environment.
- Be prepared to fail and learn from those failures
- Witness how group effort creates greater accomplishments.
- Have an advantage over students who are accustomed to working in a solo environment
Objectives of the Course:
- Thinking in a more creative, innovative way
- Bringing an item down or rebuild an old piece into something new.
- Developing minds that can think creatively and critically in a playful and collaborative environment.
- Being prepared to fail and learn from those failures
- Witnessing how group effort creates greater accomplishments.
- Having an advantage over students who are accustomed to working in a solo environment
- Focusing on practical and skill-based interactive learning
- Designing hands-on activities and inspiring discussions on best practices
- Social skills like problem-solving
- Creative Thinking
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Team Collaboration
Mentoring & Monitoring:
Before the mobility:
- Anatolia Education arranges all the practicalities for both host school and sending school,
revise the program with both parties and be sure everything will be well arranged in advance.
During the mobility:
- A professional trainer / mentor accompanies the group, mentor them about the content of the program and also monitor the progress of the pupils. The trainer/mentor prepares a group report and also personal report for each of the participants at the end of the activity. The reports are sent to both sending and hosting schools to evaluate the success of the program.
- A short evaluation form is applied at the end of the program to monitor the success of the activity.
- Certificate of Participation and Europass mobility Document are prepared to validate the mobility
After the mobility:
- Anatolia Education keeps the contact with both parties after the mobility and assist them whenever they are in need to put what they have gained into practice at schools or disseminate the activity at various platforms.
09:00-09:45 Welcome meeting with the peers at the host school
Ice-breaking activities (games for introduction)
10:00-11:00 Team building exercises
11:15-12:00 Maker movement and philosophy
13:00-15:00 Maker application examples
09:00-09:45 Ice-breaking activities
10:00-11:00 Making Rubber Band Helicopters
11:15-12:00 Design Panel
13:00-15:00 Creating a Sketch
09:00-09:45 Creating an Assembly
Creating a Drawing
10:00-11:00 Render a scene
11:15-12:00 Animation Panel
Simulation Panel & Manifacturer Panel
13:00-17:00 Outdoor Activities (visit to some cultural and historical places)
09:00-12:00 Truss Bridge Project (Students contruct sturdy bridge from wooden sticks)
13:00-15:00 Outdoor Activities (the pupils play some traditional outdoor activities with their peers in the school garden or a nearby park)
09:00-12:00 Overview and evaluation of mobility program
Filling the feedback forms
Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate
13:00-18:00 Cultural visits and city tour
19:00-22:00 Farewell Party