Maker EducationTM - a pedagogical approach fronted by hands on projects that helps students connect content in order to design purposeful solutions for authentic problems.

See the research that guides our thinking and our work.
Technasiums - Netherlands

 Results showed that the O&O [Design Thinking courses] course influences secondary-school students in choices relating to STEM and medical studies.

Triggering the Technicians

Optimization, an Important Stage of Engineering Design
Teaching middle & high school students how to weigh constraints & criteria against various design solutions in order to select the best possible solution is an important skill necessary for engineering, as well as for life.

Optimizing Stage of Design Thinking

Classroom Design & Student Engagement

Physical space supports a focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty— have a significant effect on student engagement.

Active Learning, Active Engagement

Learn Better by Doing

Doing activities provide people with feelings such as gratification, a sense of accomplishment and a measure of what one knows and is able to do. 

Learn Better by Doing

The Creative Age

Creativity is the application of knowledge and skills in new ways to achieve a valued goal. The underlying economic structures of society are undergoing a dramatic transformation, our educational structures are lagging behind.

Creating vs. Knowing 

Why we Make Things

The nature and rewards of creative practice. How does the making of objects shape our identities? How do the products of creative work inform society?

Making is an avenue that satisfy our soul

Transfer of Knowledge 

Transfer signals that a learner’s comprehension allows them to recognize how their knowledge can be relevant and to apply it effectively outside original learning conditions, transfer is often considered a hallmark of true learning

Transfer of Knowledge

Positive Education in Australia 

Positive education combines the concepts and scholarship of positive psychology with best practice guidelines from education to promote
student flourishing within educational settings.

Positive Education in Australia 

Rodgers Curve of Adoption

How to encourage new innovations and ideas to be accepted and adopted by groups and cultures.

The Rodgers Adoption Curve

Authentic Learning: what, why & how?

Authentic learning is learning designed to connect what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications; learning experiences should mirror the complexities andambiguities of real life. 

Authentic Learning