Dear High-school Students and Teachers, Carnival al-Khayal, a creative problem-solving workshop, is back and this year we are challenging students to apply a broad range of critical and creative thinking skills in six areas: arts, mechanical engineering, simulation, structural engineering, technical engineering, and environmental engineering. The students, working in teams, will have to study their challenge, develop their solution, and prepare their presentation. Then, on 7 February, at Carnival al-Khayal, they will have their 15 minutes in the spotlight. As this is a celebration of imagination, the entries are judged only on whether or not they followed the rules. If you are interested, please join us tomorrow December, 8th 2014, 5:30pm, at the Amricani Cultural Centre for an introductory meeting where we will share the finer details of this year’s challenges. See you tomorrow!

 

Carnival al-Khayal, Carnival of Imagination, is a high school focused celebration of creative problem-solving. In the context of education in the west, there has been a push for improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programmes. That is being amended, as businesses recognise that the pace of modern business requires creative thinking, critical thinking, and flexibility in working towards solutions – the so-called 21st century skills. STEM is shifting to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) and Carnival al-Khayal is jumping on this wave early.

Carnival al-Khayal 2014/2015 challenges students to apply a broad range of skills in six areas: arts, mechanical engineering, simulation, structural engineering, technical engineering, and environmental engineering. The challenges have been deliberately set-up to be accessible to a broad range of students, not just the shining science superstars (as there are many wonderful competitions for them). They also require a performance element in demonstrating their approach to the challenge.

The students, working in teams, will have four months to study their challenge, develop their solution, and prepare their presentation. Then, on 7 February, at Carnival al-Khayal, they will have their 15 minutes in the spotlight. As this is a celebration of imagination, the entries are judged only on whether or not the students followed the rules.

For more information, we will be uploading Carnival al-Khayal brochure here soon or email us at media@darmuseum.org.kw

 

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