The MakerClub Approach
At MakerClub our aim is to give learners all the skills they need to invent. This is why we’ve created our very own MakerClub curriculum, founded in the belief that learning is most powerful when developed through hands-on experiences.
Learning by making
MakerClub is all about playing, experimenting and making.
Based on learning theories of constructivism, largely led by Jean Piaget, we believe that learning is an active process which involves constructing knowledge through real life experiences.
At MakerClub, makers have the opportunity to engage in real-world problems in a project based style which allows for the development of thoughtful design and creation of objects with personal meaning to them (Papert, 1993).
Low Floor, High Ceiling, Wide Walls
The MakerClub Curriculum is designed to be inclusive for all learners.
‘Low floor, high ceiling and wide walls’ (Resnick and Silverman, 2005) allows newcomers to get started easily while more experienced makers work on increasingly complex projects in an environment where creativity and imagination can take a project in any direction.
At MakerClub, we strive to make learning fun.
By awarding badges for completing projects on the MakerClub learning platform makers have an experience which is playful and gamified, which we believe increases motivation and promotes problem solving (Kapp, 2012)
Fostering Learning and Life Skills
MakerClub is all about encouraging creative and critical thinking to nurture the inventors of tomorrow!
We aim to provide our makers with the ability to actively participate successfully in the world by encouraging softer skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.
Our approach encourages makers to fail fast; building resilience and promoting a growth mindset (Dweck, 2012).