What Higher Education Students Learn
Higher Education Students go through an amazing hands-on experience (including budget restraints and deadlines) of their future jobs:
- They learn to listen to their customer, in this case the Elementary School child (a very demanding customer by the way).
- They learn to use their own knowledge and knowhow to translate the idea into a concept.
- They learn to take into account the production facility they can use, in this case the participating technical secondary schools: they need to understand what production machines these schools have, what complexity level the participating technical secondary school students can handle.
What Technical Secondary Students Learn
Technical Secondary Students learn about the valuable contribution they make in a product design flow:
- They learn that in many cases they can actually improve the design of the engineers.
- They learn to communicate about how they know the production could be made easier and better.
- They learn the importance of their skills as an important asset of the materializing of ideas and the creation of added value.
What Elementary School Children Learn
Elementary School Children learn that the world in which they live in is malleable and that they can actually contribute to society, rather than just be a consumer of society:
- They learn that having ideas is important and brings joy and wonder.
- They learn what it takes to bring an idea to life.
- They learn the importance of STE(A)M, entrepreneurship, respect each other’s talents, collaboration in groups, co-creation.