Mechanical moving toys (Automata) are a great way to introduce engineering, arts, sculpture, mechanics and science, by combining play and technology in the classroom.
The project will make a complete set of resources that will enable educators to make automata with their students in the classroom. These will be piloted in schools across Europe before release (see how to get involved <Get involved>)
The resources will show teachers how they can work with their students to build their own Automata and how to use the experience to expand essential areas of learning.
The resources include:
- Detailed teacher guides: guides for teachers to replicate the Clohe project in the classroom
- Workshops: on line training for teachers, animated draws and instructions on how to make automata
- Methodologies and tools for evaluations
- Project WIKI where children and teachers can interact
and an online Virtual Museum were students will be able to show their work and mechanical toys to their peers.
All the resources are going to be available through this website, as they are ready and have been tested.
The project ‘Clockwork objects, enhanced learning: Automata Toys Construction in 1mary education for Learning to Learn promotion, creativity fostering & Key Competences acquisition’ has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The images have been kindly supplied with permission, for use on this web site, by Modern Automata Museum.