"You learn at your best when you have something you care about and can get pleaseure in being engaged in."
Talent-Based Learning and Maker Education in the context of Hybrid Education after Covid-19
The Talent Maker project aims to reduce the unfair gap generated during lockdowns between schools with resources and a majority of local students and multicultural schools with fewer resources and wider class diversity.
Its goal is helping multicultural elementary schools improve distance and face-to-face education through an innovative Methodology based on Maker Education and Talent Promotion.
The project promotes active and creative learning through Workshops at school and Digital Educative Capsules at home that children choose themselves, taking advantage of the talents of the school teachers: robotics, cooking, sewing, gardening, photography, DIY, and many more!
Pupils in el Pla School, Salt
Teachers in el Pla School, Salt
In 1983, the evolution psychologist Howard Gardner and his Project Zero Harvard research group put on the table the Multiple Intelligences Theory with the publication of Frames of Mind. This pluralist mind perspective theory identifies eight types of intelligence that everyone possesses in different amounts. When one or two prevail, we call them talents.
Therefore, it considers that we are the compound of our bits of intelligence, which are understood like our abilities to solve problems or mobilize knowledge to construct a valuable cultural product for our society. As well as, a means of expression.
The Maker Education awakes everyone’s inner motivation to create, design, modify, build or make things. It does it in an informal, playful, collaborative and, sometimes, functional way. In the process, people use a learning network, their knowledge of different disciplines, to build up what they have imagined result of their interests or desires.
Influenced by the culture DIY (Do It Yourself) or recently DIWO (Do it with other), the main benefits of the Maker Education are the development of an empowering sense of self and community that inspires all to shape our world.
On the 5th of May, the Talent Maker consortium hosted Talent Maker Day in the three schools involved in the project in Greece, Romania and Spain. During the event, not only each organisation introduced the project, its journey and its results to the attendees, including teachers, school principals and policymakers, […]
In El Pla School (Salt, Spain), we recently enjoyed a new capsule of the Library Talent (Biblio Zen for us in Catalan). In the first session, we entered the marine world, thanks to the cosy ambience prepared by our teacher, and explored books and words related to sea life. Furthermore, we collaborated to […]
Talent Maker in Constantin Ianculescu School, Carcea (Romania) Building a garden into the classroom Gardening is a great way to meet science standards, no matter what grade you teach. For years, students have been writing about plants in their notebooks, but actually this was the moment I could see them […]