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Kip Beelman Photography

Kip Beelman Photography

What is Tinkering?

Tinkering is a hands-on approach to learning (and experiencing) how things work.  It's about playing around with materials to explore and invent,  Tinkering is critical to developing fine motor & problem solving skills, building peer relationships, and supporting teamwork & collaboration.  It promotes the language of skills and higher order thinking.  

In many ways, it is an extension of project-based learning, cooperative learning, and inquiry-based learning.  Tinkering provides opportunities to investigate, to pull apart, to plan, to rebuild, redesign and construct.   

It fuels a student's natural curiosity, while providing an opportunity to build confidence, focus, independence, and tenacity..  

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
— Thomas Edison
 

Check out this great article... Learning through Tinkering  [Source:  NY Times]

Kip Beelman Photography

Kip Beelman Photography