Purpose of workshop: To help Family Learning practitioners learn how the K'NEX construction kit might assist them to meet their learning objectives.
Who is the workshop for: Anyone involved in family learning, including family literacy, family numeracy, family IT, and all other types of family learning. The workshop will be of interest to staff who manage, and to staff who deliver, family learning programmes.
Prior knowledge required: No prior experience with KNEX is required, and you definitely do not need to be "good at technology"! Some experience in family learning is desirable, though not essential.
Comments from the workshops held to date: "I found the whole day very useful and well presented" "Great to learn something new and achievable" "This has been the most enjoyable course I have attended in a long time"
Workshop content: The workshop lasts a whole day, and can be accredited at Level 2 by OCN if required. Delegates will have an opportunity to use both traditional K'NEX and the newer Kid K'NEX. Each delegate will receive a copy of the workshop slides. A typical agenda for the day is as follows:
09.30 Registration and coffee 10.00 Introduction to KNEX 10.30 Practical session - A KNEX and a Kid K'NEX model 10.45 Why use KNEX in family learning? 11.30 Tea and coffee 11.45 Practical session - A KNEX Swing challenge 12.45 Lunch 13.45 Planning and delivering K'NEX family learning events 14.45 Practical session - A K'NEX motorised roundabout challenge 15.45 Close
Practical sessions: Delegates will work in small groups for the practical sessions. These are light-hearted and enjoyable as well being informative, such as "Make a swing for a Fimble" (see photo).
For more information: Please email us if you wish to find out more about this training workshop.