Sun | Dec 17, 2017

New MakerSpace at AISK courtesy of the Musson Foundation

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The American International School of Kingston's (AISK) has officially opened the school's state-of-the-art MakerSpace, contributed by the Musson Foundation.

MakerSpaces are essentially collaborative creative spaces where students can - during formal class instruction or on their own time - create, explore and experience experimental learning outside of traditional classroom.

They are designed to create and foster how children think versus what they are taught to think, in aid of developing a growth mindset.

"At AISK, we strongly believe in critical thinking. This is accomplished through investing in how our children learn, specifically their tools and ways of working," said Shani Reid, director of marketing and communications at AISK.

"We know our curriculum is learning reimagined. The MakerSpace is a strong focal point of our new STEM curriculum through grades three to five and the students are loving it. They are building aquariums, pizza ovens, working on conservation projects and are invested, while taking pride in their own learning," Reid added.

The MakerSpace was donated by the family of Paul Scott, chairman of the Musson Group.