Curriculum

Our Curriculum is designed in a manner that students are taken through all the aspects of understanding a problem, thinking of possible solutions, validating their solutions and finally making their solution come alive.


The Curriculum is split into four modules that focus of developing various skills and mindsets in children.


The National Innovation Foundation

Students are taken through the process of identifying problems around them and coming up with creative ideas to solve them. These ideas would be sent to the A.P.J Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards, a national award for young innovators. All students get a certificate and feedback from NIF. In case they get shortlisted, NIF helps the kids get an actual patent, and their team of engineers will build a working prototype of the idea!

Core Skills:

  • Observation
  • Problem Identification
  • Brainstorming and Ideation
  • Creative thinking
  • Sequential thinking
Make-a-thon

As a continuation to ideation, making is a way to test them out. Students will learn how to make a working model of an idea through different materials, tools and skills. As they make, students actively think, craft, invent and design their ideas to a given challenge.

Core Skills:

  • Basic Workshop skills
  • Material exposure
  • Hand tools
  • Mechanisms
  • Electronics
  • Makerspace Etiquette
  • Creative thinking
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ideation
  • Concept sketches
  • Prototyping
  • Tinkering
Linkages

To help deepen the prototyping skill, basic linkage mechanisms are introduced through a kid-friendly mechanical kit. Students experiment with the kit as they take mini challenges. While keeping it fun, linkages opens up a great degree of cognitive abilities for students that are helpful in translating their ideas into concrete solutions.

Core Skills:

  • Basic Linkage Systems
  • Experimentation
  • Observation
  • Visualization
  • Critical Thinking
Real world problems

Students are taken through the design thinking cycle to apply all their skills for purpose and people. They are given the opportunity to come up with creative solutions to problems in the real world and demonstrate working models that validate the idea.

Core Skills:

  • Empathy
  • Problem Identification
  • Ideation
  • Prototyping
  • Tinkering
  • Gaining Insights
  • Collaboration skills