Innovation is an essential skill for 21st-century students, which is why prototyping is included in our curriculum from early on, with support from our makerspace. The term “maker”, based on the culture of DIY, requires the execution of hands-on activities, with the objective of resolving problems through the creation of physical or digital artifacts. Well known in Silicon Valley and cultivated by learning institutions of excellence, like Stanford and MIT, this movement has spread across the globe.
Maker movement – The new industrial revolution has arrived
New tools, technology access and the abundant flood of information made innovation democratic and made possible creation, prototype invention and production by anyone, what before was only possible on industrial basis.
Throughout the primary years, student will have classes in the Eleva Makerspace, where they will be challenged to create solutions and products, to develop their creativity, collaborative skills and perseverance.
The makerspace activities emphasize that process can be more important than the final result and that error is a part of the learning process. We encourage experimentation and collaboration.
Interaction with the tools of digital and manual fabrication (3-D printers, laser cutter, etc.), electrical components and other materials used for constructing prototypes stimulates interest in the Sciences, Math, Engineering and Arts. The integration of these disciplines into projects and activities in the makerspace comprise what is known as STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math), which aims to bring the school experience closer to the types of experiences students will have at university and in the professional world.