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 Primary 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/vocational secondary schools: they need to understand what production machines these schools have, what complexity level the participating technical/vocational secondary school students can handle.

What Technical/Vocational Secondary Students Learn

Technical/Vocational 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 a key asset in bringing (product-) ideas to life and the creation of added value.

What Primary School Children Learn

Primary 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 along the way that nothing comes easy, that bringing an idea to life means you will need to rely on teamwork, empathy, respect for each other’s talents, and being persistent and resilient.