Case Study: Innovating Future Homes—GEMS DAA

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Today’s students know innovation and creativity are a powerful combination. Paul Myer Hopkins of GEMS Dubai American Academy gave his learners a chance to put those skills into future home designs. This is the story of how his Grade 7 Innovate learners put their hearts and minds into original concepts for homes of the future, built to last and designed to solve the problems that matter. read more

There’s a certain level of pride that comes from designing your own home. The satisfaction you can obtain from observing the concept take shape from the ground up is incomparable. Add imagination and innovation to spruce up your idea, though, and then you’ve really got something special.

That’s exactly what the Grade 7 Innovate students of GEMS Dubai American Academy got to do with a recent project called “Future Homes” under the guidance of Paul Myer Hopkins, a digital video and innovation instructor at DAA.

“The project has a multi-faceted approach that incorporates all 6 of DAA’s Future Fluencies,” explains Paul. The Fluencies allowed the creative Grade 7 Innovators to use structured processes to achieve their creative design goals in ways that foster truly meaningful learning.

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Language: English

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