UAE’s First Innovation & Design Challenge
The UAE Innovation Design Challenge will teach students about design thinking as a process for problem-solving and will introduce 3D printing as a means for prototyping and communicating ideas. The Challenge will be facilitated using an approach called Inventive Learning.
The UAE Innovation Design Challenge took the form of a 12 day curriculum totaling approximately 78 hours of content taught in each of two schools in Sharjah. The program was a highly successful pilot teaching challenging design and technology content to selective 11-15 year old students in male and female schools.
The schedule and content was changed daily to adapt to student and school needs, and ultimately the students themselves played a large role in deﬁning what the experience became. Every student successfully completed the curriculum and presented their innovation ideas in a ﬁnal event.
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