Tinkering fuels natural curiosity about life!
Nov 18, 2017:A�A�DLF Public schoolA�brought together tinkerers of today and innovators ofA�tomorrowA�atA�ATL Tinkerfest @DLFPS. Curious teachers and students of NPSC schoolsA�fromA�Delhi, NCR, Amritsar and JaipurA�participated in theA�two-dayA�eventA�in the school’sA�Tinkering Lab.A�The session aimed to create a culture ofA�tinkering as also expose teachers and students toA�A�design thinkingA�andA�use of new age technology toolsA�likeA�3D printing, micro-processor, artificial intelligence, computationalA�thinking, arduino and IoT.A�A�Executive Director Dr. Mrignaini KhullarA�along withA�Principal Seema JerathA�welcomed the Chief MentorA�Sandeep Senan,A�Founder & Director,A�Evobi Automations Pvt. LtdA�for the session.
The experiential learning workshop gave an opportunity to the participants to understand the concept and methodology involved in design thinking, which A�empowers even the most traditional thinker to develop new, innovative solutions to problems on hand using new age technology tools.
Principal Seema Jerath,A�while speaking on the occasion,A�emphasisedA�that there is a huge disconnect between what is taught and learnt at school and what is needed to succeed, in terms of relevant and good quality life, relevant work skills and good relationships. Realising the need to rethink and resculpt education, progressive NPSC schools are consistently endeavouring to bridge this disconnect by, organizing such events.
‘It was a good interactiveA�sessionA�where teachers became students and students became teachers and they learned from each othera��, said Mr. Sandeep Senan.
The event saw intense interaction and great enthusiasm among the participants. a�?It was an enriching session wherein weA�learnt to innovate and design empathetically. The session has given us wonderful ideas which can be used in day-to-day life!a��, say A�Sumi Malik, Lovely Public Senior Secondary School and Rani Vaid, Bal Bharti School, Noida.
The session fostered curiosity among learners to tinker and provided them a peer-to-peer learning platform that demystified all queries related to tinkering.