Trainstation - verification of new model for divergent thinking and creative digital creation for children and young
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||May 2018 - January 2019|
|Venture||Social innovation - development and testing|
|Call||Social innovation - step 1|
Purpose and goal
Teaching materials and tools have been created to measure divergent thinking among young people. The methodology is based on children´s own willingness to learn and on their needs of autonomy. Interviews confirm that this has increased learning and creativity. This way of learning, makes them want to come back to create more. Children who just before used the mobile for gaming, today see completely new digital future opportunities. We can show that kids have gone from being digital consumers to be digital producers. The methodology that enables this, is developed by the project.
Expected results and effects
Individual learning has been created and observed. The children´s own areas of interest (such as robotics, programming, video / image / music production) now have teaching materials for digital creation. Observation of in-depth interest, created articles and variation between these, shows results of great divergence. Many kids have come back to create more, starting a lifelong digital learning journey. A traditional male environment has attracted girls, a segregated environment without equal opportunities in all homes, now has a place and method for development and creativity.
Planned approach and implementation
It is difficult for a child today to know where to start developing their digital skills. This project has attracted all sexes, ages and backgrounds, and its idea of methods, ways of learning and implementation, can be confirmed as successful. Building up lifelong learning based on children´s own wishes about how they best learn, how they can learn from each other and the role their own desire and autonomy play for creativity. This is also confirmed in a research-based context. The future requires a great exchange of skills. That has started here, for development and upscaling in the future.