Creativity

How we teach creativity | Importance of 3D creativity | Spatial thinking | Success in STEM

How we teach creativity

In our classes, we create an environment that stimulates creativity. We inspire your child by exposing them to creative 3D digital experiences coded by children around the world. To help your child, we developed a 3D design tool that mentors your child step-by-step, from overcoming creative roadblocks to prototyping her ideas in 3D space. With our software and our huge library of creative resources, your child will be able to build any experience she can imagine. In class, we reward creativity exhibited by our creators, motivating them to generate more ideas. With Presence Pictures, your child will learn to think out of the box and present ideas creatively.

Importance of 3D creativity

3D creativity affects many aspects of our lives; so many things we see and use now are designed in a 3D program. Yet, children are the last on the list to learn about 3D creativity. The future is 3D, so why aren’t we teaching children early? Currently, good 3D softwares out there are predominantly desktop-based, with complex interface that is simply too difficult for young children to use. Also, 3D creativity and modelling courses are typically offered only at tertiary level. Seeing this big learning gap, after years of research, development and user-testing with children, Presence Pictures was born. Presence Pictures is a course with a 3D creative tool, making it a wonderful choice for children to learn as they design in 3D space on a mobile phone.

"Presence Pictures Showcase felt like a wonderland! The way the showcase was laid out, the decoration, the technology, with each creator having their own corner, gave it a carnival feel."

— Lilin, Mother of Presence Creators

Spatial thinking

3D creativity is highly related to spatial thinking skills. And spatial thinking is strongly correlated with achievement in mathematics. Students who perform better on spatial tasks also perform better on tests of mathematical ability. Spatial thinking involves:

  • composing and decomposing shapes and figures,
  • visualization, or the ability to mentally manipulate, rotate, twist, or invert pictures or objects,
  • spatial orientation, or the ability to recognize an object even when the object’s orientation changes, and
  • spatial relations, or the ability to recognize spatial patterns, to understand spatial hierarchies, and to imagine maps from verbal descriptions.

Success in STEM

In 3D creativity, Presence Pictures teaches children exactly these spatial thinking skills with its in-built features like 3D cartesian geometry, angle, rotation, scaling and more. Research shows that students with strong spatial thinking skills do well in mathematics. Spatial thinking is a critical element for developing ways students think about equations and problem-solving. In addition, learning with specific spatial thinking tasks improves students’ abilities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Success with STEM careers such as architects, surgeons, computer programmers, engineers, interior designers, etc. has strong link to spatial thinking ability and geometry, where strong visuospatial skills predict how well your child will complete 3D tasks in these careers. Therefore, your child’s educational experience should have an intentional focus on improving spatial thinking skills as early as possible. With Presence Pictures, your child can excel in spatial thinking with our 3D creativity curriculum.

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