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Embracing technology for a better future

Through the Lumination Learning Lab program, students solve real-world problems using revolutionary extended reality technology. Your students will gain the skills they need to thrive in their future careers – from technical skills to critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication and collaboration.

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It’s learning - the Lumination way.

To change course, the world needs many more of its citizens, especially the next generation, to have the knowledge, values, and skills to better navigate this uncertain future, tackle its profound challenges, and build more prosperous and resilient communities.

At Lumination we engage students with emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, AI, Robotics and Machine Learning and use the design thinking framework to work through the big issues facing our world.

How the session works

Step 1.

Pick a topic aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals

Step 2.

Use design thinking to delve deeper into the problem

Step 3.

Use emerging technology to design a solution

Our Topics

Topic 1: Sustainable Futures

Overview

What will the world be like in 2030? How can we begin preparing for this future now? How do our Sustainable Development Goals help us reach this desired future?

Students will work in groups to design practical solutions which can be implemented into a sustainable future town, city, farm or ocean environment. Integrate technology which allows humans to move forward in a smart, safe and renewable manner. They will focus on areas of interest such as transport, energy, food, housing or education. Their creation for the future will inspire, educate and innovate!

Year Levels Targeted:

Year 5 – 9 (ask us about other year levels)

General capabilities:

ICT Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Numeracy (using spatial reasoning)

Cross curriculum priorities:

Sustainability

SDGs:

7. Affordable and clean energy -Ensure access to affordable, reliable sustainable and modern energy for all.
11. Sustainable cities and communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Topic 2: Waste Warriors

Overview

We all want to live in a world which is clean, sustainable and waste free. A circular economy would be the ideal scenario, but to get to that point we need some brilliant young minds to develop innovative solutions which not only focus on practical, design solutions which meet responsible and sustainable consumption and production.

Students can design a new invention, improve on an existing design or create a solution which educates and inspires people to take action.

Year Levels Targeted:

Year 5 – 9 (ask us about other year levels)

General capabilities:

ICT Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Numeracy (using spatial reasoning)

Cross curriculum priorities:

Sustainability

SDGs:

12. Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Topic 3: Earth Heroes

Overview

The climate crisis continues, and it’s impacting us all! It’s important for future generations to be able to adapt and think creatively about how we can respond and take action before it’s too late.

Students research a targeted issue, design solutions to real world issues caused by climate change. They may be interested in preserving a particular ecosystem or species, educating their local community on an issue that can be addressed by taking small steps, they might have a big design for a new piece of technology which can help to mitigate the impacts of climate change (e.g. help with flooding, bushfires or other extreme weather events)

This topic is great when combined with a relevant local issue that impacts your students at home or school (for example focus on a local park or ecosystem which has some specific issues to address, e.g. pollution, erosion etc) – or explore issues affecting the greater population of the world.

Year Levels Targeted:

Year 5 – 9 (ask us about other year levels)

General capabilities:

ICT Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Numeracy (using spatial reasoning)

Cross curriculum priorities:

Sustainability

SDGs:

13. Climate action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Topic 4: Space Explorers

Overview

Step into the shoes of an astronaut and experience what it might feel like to navigate through the stars and into the future. Investigate the challenges and exciting possibilities that exist in space exploration. Learn all about the technology and innovation which is involved in venturing into outer space and planning for setting up a new civilisation.

Year Levels Targeted:

Year 5 – 9 (ask us about other year levels)

General capabilities:

ICT Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Numeracy (using spatial reasoning)

Cross curriculum priorities:

Sustainability

SDGs:

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.