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Inventing and learning through hands-on practice

The Festivals of Invention and Creativity (FICs) are local celebrations of the inventive, collaborative, and practical spirit of education. During the festivals, children, young people, their families, educators, and the school community have the opportunity to explore materials and technologies, participate in activities, and experience stimulating, interesting, meaningful, and practical learn...

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The Festivals of Invention and Creativity (FICs) are local celebrations of the inventive, collaborative, and practical spirit of educatio...

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The first Festival of Invention and Creativity of Anísio Teixeira Institute had as its main goal to show that through a simple approach, it is possible to have a pleasant, joyful, collaborative and practical learning experience. The event was very...

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FIC - Festival of Invention and Creativity
Arlindo Matheus. Creative Learning and Maker Culture Coordinator. Anísio Teixeira Institute

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  • People and organizations who want to promote and celebrate creative learning in their community
  • Young people, children, family members and educators who want to explore high and low tech materials and technologies
  • People who believe in more meaningful, relevant, hands-on learning through doing and playing
  • Educators, children, young people, family members, artists, researchers and local entrepreneurs passionate about learning in a fun, stimulating and relaxed way and looking for new ways to cultivate curiosity and investigation

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  • Imagine: What kind of festival would you like to create?
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Suggested: It is estimated that it will take you about 2 months to plan the festival with your team, including outreach and curating activities for your interactive showcase. Once your event planning is done, you'll start inviting people who will exhibit or present their work so that they can also get everything organized for their participation. Good planning and mobilization of people can make all the difference to the success of your festival!


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Meet the Social Innovator

"Organize a Festival of Invention and Creativity (FIC) in your community!

With interactive exhibits, hands-on workshops, and lots of celebrating, FICs represent a wonderful opportunity to recognize, celebrate, and amplify local initiatives that help make our education more creative, relevant, and hands-on, inside and outside of schools! There is nothing better than to inspire through example, right?"

Leo Burd. Director of the Brazilian Creative Learning Network.

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