“Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don’t quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions – but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. It’s about figuring out how things work and reworking them.” http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/ Advertisements
Plans for the TinkerShed are developing nicely and we now believe we have a location for the shed. OK so the dream is still to eventually house the Shed inside an old railway carriage but in the mean time we plan on converting a brick shed in the school grounds. This shed was once home… Read More A #TinkerShed Update
Imagine a space where children can go to explore their own imagination and creativity, a place where they can work on projects that inspire and excite them, a place free from the constraints of the traditional classroom. This is the TinkerShed. I am imagining a space where children can develop their interest in the STEM… Read More Introducing the #TinkerShed #STEAMtrain
In my imagination TinkerShed’s will appear in schools all round the country. Ideally each “Shed” will be contained within something that has been converted ( or tinkered with ) for the purpose. For example I am currently imagining an old railway carriage being coverted into the first TinkerShed STEAMtrain.
Moonshot Thinking: http://youtu.be/0uaquGZKx_0