‘Creativity workshop’ for children
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) brought together 15 children between the ages of 6-10 at the 'Creativity Workshop' organized on campus. The children both played and produced new objects using their creativity in the event, which took place to develop their mathematical and geometric perceptions. Thanks to the workshop specially designed by designer Gizem Aytaç, the children spent time with their peers in a university environment.
The ‘Creativity Workshop’ was co-organized by IUE Children's University Research and Application Center and the GençYaratıcı Ajans (Young Creative Agency) at the University. The workshop, which allowed children to develop their perception of colors and numbers, and to visualize mathematics and geometry, lasted approximately 1 hour. The "Creativity Workshop" hosted by IUE, which received the title of "children's university" last year with the approval of the Council of Higher Education (YOK), will continue with different projects in the summer.
WE BRING INNOVATION TO LIFE
Expressing that they carried out an exemplary work for the mental development of children, Songül Yasemin Özgün, Vice Director of IUE Children's University Research and Application Center, said, “The main goal of the activity was to develop children's fine motor skills, and I think we managed that. The children created various shapes and designs in line with their own creativity by thinking freely. As a 'children's university', we are implementing many innovation. The applied kindergarten, which will operate within the University, will open in September. In addition, we will continue to make a difference with the activities we organize on campus for children.”
WE ALSO PLAN FOR CHILDREN
IUE GençYaratıcı Agency Manager Gözde Çeviker said, “We produce projects not only for youth or students, but also for children. We take care to include children in many of our events and festivals hosted by the University. This workshop we organized as part of the ‘Young Creative Festival’ is one of the best examples of this. Our campus became even more beautiful with children.”