No well-thought out educational tool would be complete without resources aimed at
how to take best advantage of its features. Nordic 4DFrame is the only place where
you can get on-site teacher training from certified coaches who have themselves been
taught in Korea.
Cooperation and exchanges between those who use the material is of great importance
and there is a network where such information is shared.
Nordic4DFrame can also help your school, museum or science centre set up a 4DFrame
Centre devoted to the use of this exciting educational material. There one can get
a more in-depth experience, see finished models and try to build in different ways
and with different methods.
In addition, you can also find instruction sheets to different 4DFrame models or
the results of research using this educational tool.
Like for any teacher around the world, a classroom aide is most helpful when it can
be used in conjunction with the approved curriculum for the subject being taught.
Educators for all grade levels ask if 4DFrame can find a place in such activity,
and the answer is yes! The following is a list of various subjects covered in the
Swedish curriculum for primary school grades 1 through 9 and how 4DFrame can contribute
to your students’ education.
Utilizing the principles of science and mathematics—and using the innovative 4DFrame
materials—every shape imaginable can be produced. Everyone has a need to create something.
4DFrame provides them the tools—no matter their age—to help turn those inner desires
into a physical object.
KomTek in Järfalla is a Swedish science- and technology-oriented activity centre
that regularly uses 4DFrame materials in its programs both in-house and with local
schools. Anna Nytomt Kristensson is one of their staff who works with this and she
shared this set of activity tips KomTek developed (thank you, Anna!) for using this
educational teaching tool.
Every 4DFrame kit comes with its own instruction sheet on how to put that particular
model together. The instruction sheets shown here are samples to show both how easy,
and how much fun it is to build them.
One ambition is to set up smaller 4DFrame Centres at schools, museums and science
centers that are initiated by enthusiastic teachers or museum staff members who have
completed 4DFrame training. This has already happened at many places in Sweden. If
set up in a school, collaboration with a nearby Science Centre can be important and
Nordic4DFrame can arrange – in autumn associated with the international 4DFrame competition
– a study trip (at the participant’s own cost) to Korea for school, museum and science
centre teachers who want to increase their skills and knowledge in the use of 4DFrame
plus teaching science in general. Included is interaction with 4DFrame staff members
in Seoul as well as visits to Korean schools and other venues. What better way to
become inspired in the use of 4DFrame than the place where it all started in a country
that has one of the highest ratings for education in the world? If this sounds like
something for you, please contact Nordic4DFrame to find out more about this overseas
adventure in education.