Chapter 2 – Theoretical Frame of Circular Economy Education, Plastic Craftwork and Tinkering
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Motivation pt. 2

Strengthens Resilience: Tinkering can be frustrating at times, as not all experiments or projects will succeed on the first try. Learning to persevere through setbacks and failures is an important life skill.

Promotes Interdisciplinary Learning: Tinkering often draws from various fields, such as science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics  (STEAM). It encourages cross-disciplinary thinking and fosters a holistic understanding of the world.

Facilitates Practical Knowledge: Tinkering provides hands-on experience that complements theoretical knowledge. It allows individuals to gain practical skills that can be applied in everyday life, from fixing household appliances to building and repairing items.

Cultivates Environmental and Sustainability Awareness: Tinkering encourages individuals to repurpose and upcycle materials, reducing waste and promoting a more sustainable approach to resource use. This aligns with the principles of a circular economy and environmental consciousness.

Nurtures a Growth Mindset: Tinkering instills a growth mindset, where individuals view challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement. This mindset is essential for personal development and adaptability in an ever-changing world.

Enhances Collaboration and Communication: Tinkering projects often require teamwork and communication. Individuals learn to collaborate, share ideas, and work effectively with others, essential skills in both personal and professional settings.