Because this kind of research and progress relies on understanding the development of the young minds of children, our method is to always look for ways to encourage children to declare: “I want to take an active part in the learning process!”
We believe that in order to get there every child needs to go through 4 stages:
1) Bond: “I like it!”
Children automatically connect to games. Every child will be keen to learn a new game and will enjoy it if it’s interesting and fun enough.
2) Feel: “It interests me!”
Children will want to increase and improve their skills in a game that interests them, because they aspire to achieve the goals of the game.
3) Understand: “I need it!”
Children understand that in order to progress in computer games they must understand the rules and persevere. In Young Engineers programs children realize that they need engineering understanding in order to improve their skills and to achieve success in the game.
4) Empower: “I’m good at it!”
When children like something and are interested in it, feeling and understanding that they need to improve and succeed, their will to learn will be reinforced. As a result they will gain additional expertise in relevant skills exceeding the topics they are learning.