In an age of rapid innovation, technological advances,climate change and societal challenges, we have been asking ourselves and those responsible for the education and welfare of children (everyone) ‘To survive and
thrive in such an uncertain future what sort of skills should children learn?’ and ‘What environments and
experiences must we give them access to in order to learn these skills?’
Skills Development Scotland has defined ‘Meta-skills’ as "timeless, higher order skills that create adaptive learners and promote success in whatever context the future brings. These are the skills that enable individuals to perform highly today; in a changed world of work they will berequired by all of us."
The META \\ MAKERS innovation lab is a creative education programme by The City of Play, designed to deliver and develop vital ‘Meta-Skills’ in Children and Young People by delivering an inclusive, novel, practical and primarily play-based approach to the exploration of Creative Processes, Design, Architecture, Engineering and Planning.
Meta\\Makers focuses on Innovation through developing Curiosity, Creativity, Sense-Making and Critical thinking, however all critical meta-skills are vital in the completion of the tasks and workshops!