We aim to help children and their parents develop the following changes in attitude and behavior:
- A persistent curiosity in the world around them. This would be represented by a desire to understand how and why the world works the way it does, to take things apart, to take pleasure in finding things out, and finally to have the courage to step out of one’s comfort zone, to learn and to transfer learning to new situations.
- Ability to solve problems. This skill would consist of being able to break a problem down into manageable chunks, transferring principles of the scientific method (as learned in the formal school curriculum) to real-world problems and designing and redesigning.
- An increased interest in creating, designing, building and inventing.
- Development of a growth mindset and increased persistence. This would be represented by an understanding that failure is part of success, intelligence is not a fixed capacity and one can increase intelligence by working harder.
How it all works together