Today’s education system is focusing upon increasing the innovative ability of student’s right from school years. Innovation is the need of the day, to address problems in the society and make life easy. We see the world changing rapidly and variety of solutions are introduced every day. Life is becoming easy with technological advancements. With market’s ever increasing demands for the novice products, various new products are designed and introduced every day. To cater such ever increasing demand, innovation is the key to meet the expectations of the market. In this light, schools are introducing various ways through which the innovative ability can be increased to meet the increasing innovation ability expectation. Today, schools are developing an environment to build up the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Through projects, students are asked to address the real life problems and brain storm over the solutions and come up with the innovative solutions.
In this pace, an international school in Unites Nations, conducted an Invention camp in the vacation. The students from lower grades participated in huge numbers. They were categorized among the different groups like, Farm tech, innovation mystery and deep sea. The students learned about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEAM activities. Further, these can be combined for solving the real life problems. The students were given the tasks and they worked for entire week to find the solutions for the problems. The students worked in group and addressed the issue. It is interesting to see the lower grade students coming up with such deep thinking and solutions.
The topics were selected to address the real life domain, students worked on recycling the wastes and especially the plastic and developed usable commodities. The teacher’s have their own passion to make students innovative and future ready. Their contribution to make the camp successful and meaningful is worth appreciating. They worked hard to decide topics and create an innovative environment. After the camp, students were asked about their learning, they demonstrated their actual working projects to parents and other grade students. It was found that students increased their interest in learning and an ideas talk which is an expected outcome of such a camp.
Exposure to different experience is what makes the life meaningful and purposeful. With such a camp, students get different exposure and with curiosity they get into innovative mode. May such kind of invention camp be conducted in entire world.