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Creative Kids: Strengthening future skills

Three kids work with wood and cardboard on a workbench. Photo: Michael Fritschi, Foto-Werk, Basel

Globalisation, digitisation, connectivity. The world is changing at a rapid pace and presenting our society with major challenges. Creativity, critical thinking and collaboration are therefore some of the key skills we will need in order to find innovative solutions for a better tomorrow. The Swiss education system promotes and conveys these skills from the ground up in children and adolescents. However, this potential is still not fully realized.

For the makers of tomorrow

Creative Kids seeks to drive forward the transformation of the education system and use the design thinking method to teach future skills to children aged ten and up, as well as adolescents. The aim of the approach is to enable the "makers of tomorrow" to recognise their abilities, use them independently and develop them further. Together, they discover problem-solving strategies in a playful way, foster an open-minded error culture and unfurl their individual potential.

Creative Kids has developed corresponding educational formats and founded the first eduLAB in Basel, where it runs workshops and continuing training courses for pupils, teaching staff and school directors. These offers have been tried and tested and are now being expanded nationally and internationally with the support of the Migros Pioneer Fund. Creative Kids connects like-minded individuals in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and supports them in opening their own eduLABs.

Networking, teaching and inspiring

Additionally, Creative Kids reaches out to interested players within the educational ecosystem with further offers, thus helping to embed the teaching of future skills in schools. For a society that is ready for the challenges of tomorrow, in which people act creatively, independently and purposefully.

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Creative Kids

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Photo/stage: Michael Fritschi, Foto-Werk, Basel