What is Tinkering?
"Tinkerer: one who experiments with materials and ideas to fully understand their capacities, and who further iterates on their learning to find better solutions to current problems. "
Tinkering is a mindset,a playful way to approach and solve problems through direct experience, experimentation, and discovery. It is an engaging learning experiences that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) subjects.
Tinkering is about hands-on experiences, time to explore and invent. And through the processes of exploration and invention lies the potential for innovation.
Tinkering teaches children to use their natural curiosity, take risks, learn from mistakes, and be prepared to develop innovative solutions to problems,we don't know are problems yet using technology we haven't even thought possible yet.
The Tinkering Dojo is a FAME after school Club.
A creative learning opportunity to explore technology in a whole new way. Tinkering with digital media, art, and technology tools to express, invent, and collaborate.
The link below will take you to the MES Tech Lab TINKERING DOJO.
Want to learn more about Tinkering?
The Tinkering Studio located inside the Exploratorium, (the museum of science, art, and human perception) is wonderful place to start.