— Grace (5-year old)
PLAY: The most natural way of learning, exploring new subjects and creating solutions for both children and adults. Guided meaningful play allows information, knowledge and skills to be learned effectively and memorably.
CREATE: Understanding a problem from different points of view, personas, directions, and materials allow children to consider think beyond themselves and question existing bias and assumptions. Innovations and new ideas are encouraged rather than “ready made right answers”.
SUCCEED: Arkki projects are designed and facilitated to foster children’s sense of achievement. This positive reinforcement help them to take risks, try new ideas, speak up, and gain the confidence to transform themselves.
PROJECT: Children learn best when they are actively working on meaningful projects that they find relevant and interesting.
PEERS: Learning flourishes as a social activity, with children sharing ideas, collaborating on projects, and improving upon one another’s work.
PASSION: When children work on projects they care about, they work longer and harder, persist in the face of challenges, and learn more in the process.
PLAY: Learning involves playful experimentation – trying new things, tinkering with materials, testing boundaries, and taking risks again and again.