Maker Trend: From “Thinking” to “Doing”
The concept of “maker” is one of the most discussed topics in contemporary trends. It is also regarded as a key role in the initiation of future innovation. Unlike the one-way learning model of “thinking,” and the school curriculum that lacks “doing” in the past, traditional values have been flipped and creativity and innovation are now the competitive subjects in today’s world.
Going from “thinking” to “doing” is key to competing in the future
As we all know, the garage in an American household is often the place for experiments, brainstorming or tinkering, where various creations can be implemented. The best example would be how Apple founder Steve Jobs built his prototype computer in a garage. America as the pioneer in the development of world economy still highly believes in such fundamental manufacturing.
By connecting “thinking” and “doing,” it is now a lot easier to find solutions, solve problems, and inspire new creations and inventions. It is the source of the current innovative forces.The model of Fab Lab and its extension education concept launched by MIT also make them one of the important leaders in the maker movement.
Creating the Core Competencies for Taiwan’s Next Generation
The maker movement is currently trending in Taiwan. Many youths have devoted themselves to the creation and promotion of digital manufacturing, Fab Lab, and Maker Space. They are making changes for Taiwan with their actions.
Taiwan’s forte in IT manufacturing can also be crucial in the transformation and upgrade of many industries, and inspire creativity and entrepreneurship. In this particular phase, the society and the cultural industries are in dire need of added value to enhance their competitiveness. Through the autonomous innovation of the makers, it is possible to build a better future for Taiwan.
Maker Movement That Started From Campuses
The globalization of the internet has turned international competitions from technical competitions, into innovation competitions. When we are trying to educate the next generation on innovation, there are several things we need to do:
Encourage more makers to emerge, starting from campuses, and introduce them to international organizations so they can interact. This will help them learn to think, share and do.
Because “thinking” is the source of creativity, and “doing” is the possibility for innovation.
Any child matters in Taiwan’s future. Only by building a maker environment that encourages open learning, can their endless creativity become the driving force for their future competitiveness.
By training the new generation, and encouraging makers to show themselves to the world, we can help bring new forces and innovative thinking to Taiwan, so let the maker movement start in campuses now!