Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering

Le vieux canoë rouge...!!! (9/9)Image by Denis Collette...!!! via FlickrIn this inspirational TED Talk, Gever Tulley introduces 'Tinkering School', where children get to have the time, support and tools so that they are "better able to understand how to make things than when they arrive, and the deep internal realisation that you can figure things out by fooling around".

The description from the site reads: "Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster".

It is well worth following up the first video with this other one also about Tinkering School entitled: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do.

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