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    Tinkering School Chicago

    Friday, Oct 14, 2011 11:00 - 3:00 PM @ University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory
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    Tinkering School Chicago in Partenership with the Chicago Children?s Museum present: Play in the Face of Adversity

    Tinkering School Chicago provides an environment where children experience hands-on exploration of open-ended problems as catalysts for patient problem solving, adventure and self-directed learning. Using real tools and real materials to solve real problems children experience a unique atmosphere of trust and responsibility. A failure-positive atmosphere puts focus on the process over the end product and encourages children to try new ideas, find inspiration in setbacks and play in the face of adversity.

    In this unique workshop participants will experience the power and importance of tinkering. During a playful build we will explore Tinkering School?s pedagogy and create an experience for guests of the Chicago Children?s Museum to enjoy. The first half of the lab will be participants only, building a one of a kind creation, using real tools and a variety of materials. In the second half of the workshop families will be invited in to share in our creation, as well as helping us add on and fine tune our work.

    Friday, Oct 14, 2011 11:00 - 3:00 PM
    University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory
    842 West Taylor Street, Room 2068, Chicago, IL 60607
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