The Clever Thing is to Enjoy the Mistakes


The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, who wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry. When he moved the squares of the model he had made he found that the more he moved the coloured squares, the more mixed up they became. "It was a code I myself had invented!" he wrote. "Yet I could not read it."

In this masterclass run in partnership with Rubik you will be creating success from things that go wrong and solving the big mistakes everyone makes. Starting with Erno's Cube, you will be getting get to grips with other problems, like things that are sticky but don't stick, a toy puzzle that puzzles the world and a medicine that has saved millions of lives. How can making mistakes change things for the better?

Start date: 10:30am, 7th Jul, 2018

End date: 3:00pm, 7th Jul, 2018

Location: Black Country

Masterclass year groups: 3, 4, 5

Cost: £45.00

Masterclass leader: John Senior

Bio: John is a highly experienced and creative freelance education consultant, lecturer and writer. He has worked with able, gifted and talented children for over 3 decades as well as their teachers, carers and parents, Advisor for several London Boroughs as an Advisor as well as previously a Director of GIFT Ltd, Otherwise Ltd and the National Youth Director for the National Association for Gifted Children. He loves learning and working as a co-operative learner with anything that breathes. As an academic writer, leader, advisor and consultant he explores creativity and innovative learning. He has written extensively for both academic and popular readerships specialising in providing enrichment activities that stimulate independent thinking. He is currently a Contributing Editor and Senior Reviewer for Gifted Education International, a SAGE Journal and joint editor and contributor of the Handbook of Gifted Education (SAGE to be published 2018).

Venue: Hargate Primary School

Address: Hargate Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 1PG

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