Learning Labs: Teaching Young Children Essential Skills for the Future through Art
Starting this June, CAM Nepal will be starting an exciting new program called Learning Labs. Designed for children 5-10 years old, Learning Labs are weekend courses consisting of at least 4 sessions that develop 21st century skills through project-based art making. Participating children will learn how to work collaboratively, take initiative, become curious, think critically and be socially and culturally aware. These intensive, customised courses are based on cutting-edge research and integrate science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) for a unique learning experience. Children will have the opportunity to test out emergent technology through our themed courses.
The first Learning Labs is called Documentary and Research. Children will learn how to create and research ideas, design a storyboard, and use apps to create and edit their own videos. Each Learning Lab is customised especially so younger children find it interesting, fun and also educational. Children will be exploring and experimenting with ideas and materials that they do not get to experience in school.
Other themes for the three month pilot program includes coding using Scratch, engineering using MagnaTiles and electricity using Chibitronics paper circuit products. (subject to change)
Learning Labs: Documentary and Research will run every Saturday from June 10 to July 1.
Course fees are Rs. 4000 and they cover 4 morning or afternoon sessions. (11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm)