“Creativity is a cognitive experience that is restrained only by an individual’s ability to physically express it, and it occurs whenever and wherever an expressive challenge arises, not just in the Art room.”
Coding provides students with a learning environment that engages, through its design, a philosophy of critical and creative thinking. This learning environment provides users (learners of all ages) with the tools and skills needed to express their ideas. This is achieved through the provision of a physical space, creativity frameworks, online learning platforms, CAD software, 3D scanners, 3D printers, computers, robots, LEGO and other makerspace materials.
The learning environment provides links with the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) areas of the Western Australian Curriculum, with a specific focus on the Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking and ICT.
Lunchtime activities for all students include: Lego, Minecraft, Robotics and Coding. The Heritage Room is also used as a learning space for extension groups. Learning to code through the use of Edison Robots, Scratch Coding, building STEM models to solve real-world problems and entering invention competitions are all part of the fun!