At next month’s School Maker Faire, we will celebrate and recognize our students who have shown an interest in changing existing situations into preferred ones. This is what Herbert Alexander Simon referred to as “design thinking” when he stated that:
“Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent—not how things are but how they might be—in short, with design…Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.”
—Herbert Alexander Simon, Nobel Prize laureate (1969)
We are very excited to showcase our students’ work in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). When students combine the components of STEAM in a trans-disciplinary fashion, each is able to engage in creational thinking. Further, they are able to address real-world problems in a holistic fashion, oftentimes in a group setting. Students are able to participate more actively since each takes part in designing his or her own learning experience. The culmination of the Maker event is hopefully an “aha! moment” for each student…Continue reading Dr. Pritchard’s post.