This TED talk by Gever Tulley entitled, “Life lessons through tinkering” really is a breath of fresh air. It’s exciting to see the amazing creations and problem-solving going on by these children. Watch through to the end to see the roller coaster made by 7 year olds!
Should we be doing more of this real-life learning? Can we take our children out of the constraints of the 4-walled classroom and into the world of creativity, innovation and experimentation? Should we? – I certainly think we can and we should!
What are your thoughts on this? Are you already doing something like this or a bit different? Please share your ideas and experiences by leaving a comment below.