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3Di Innovate
3Di Innovate

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3Di Innovate

Innovate is a grades based programme

This programme aimed at developing core life skills using digital media as a creative and innovative medium of learning. Students not only acquire much needed life skills but also become more adept with modern age digital technology, a given pre-requisite to today’s career options.

As the programme is built around media and design, as well as containing a large amount of practical assignments, primary and secondary students tend to enjoy the learning experience and enter projects with much enthusiasm. This makes the learning process much simpler and more fluid.

A major part of the programme is evaluation, analysis and creation. This practice of higher order thinking not only creates sharper minds but adds to a student’s personal confidence and self-motivation. A combination of 2D & 3D Animation, Modeling, Film-making, Digital Photography, Stop-motion along with other techniques are taught to students as part of the programme.

In today’s competitive world having fantastic academic scores is not enough in helping develop students to pursue fulfilling successful jobs and careers. Core transferable and soft skills are a major part of an individual’s success in life, while utilizing digital media creates a context that many students can relate to and enjoy. Students not only learn but love to learn!

Developed in New Zealand, 3Di Innovate is built on quality curricular and content and delivered by qualified tutors around the world. In order to ensure continued development and quality management, 3Di connects with education and industry professionals involved in areas such as, primary,secondary and tertiary education, digital media and child psychological development.

In collaboration with facility providers 3Di Innovate utilizes the latest software technology to ensure students are learning on tools that are in line with current industry practices

The learning outcomes outline a summary of the knowledge and skills students will acquire as a result of the learning activities and projects.

– Develop observational skill.
– Develop hand-eye coordination.
– Identify simple shapes in objects.
– Identify colour differences.
– Work effectively within a group setting.
– Utiliise multiple creative mediums.

– Develop observational skill.
– Develop hand-eye coordination.
– Identify simple shapes in characters.
– Develop colour application.
– Contribute to a group project.
– Utilize multiple creative mediums.

– Develop observational skill.
– Identifying small details in objects.
– Develop colour application.
– Contribute to a group project.
– Explore presentation of a process.
– Utilize multiple creative medium.

– Demonstrate understanding of perspective.
– Develop colour application.
– Demonstrate refined animation with focus on timing.
– Develop storytelling through timing.

– Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of perspective.
– Demonstrate basic concept and idea development.
– Explore 3 dimensional applications.
– Develop storytelling through timing.

– Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of multiple perspectives.
– Explore vector art and demonstrate application usage.
– Demonstrate basic concept and idea development.
– Explore 3 dimensional applications.
– Build large scale three dimensional (3D) scenes.
– Develop storytelling through timing and camera.

– Develop vector art application and demonstrate effective use.
– Demonstrate intermediate concept and idea development.
– Demonstrate attention to detail.
– Build large scale 3 dimensional scenes.
– Develop storytelling through timing and camera.

– Develop understanding of story motivation.
– Demonstrate effective group work and organisation.
– Demonstrate attention to detail.
– Analyse 3 dimensional objects and give critique.
– Analyse of concepts and idea development.
– Demonstrate competency with digital media applications.

Relevant and applicable progressive learning

Life Skills are the key focus of the 3Di curriculum and refer to essential skills identified as supporting individual success and competency in all areas of life. This includes academic, work, home and community life. Life skills involve both personal and interpersonal skills. Life skills are not limited to any particular industry but can be ‘transferred’ across all industries and areas in life.

Students developing strong life skills are more likely to become competent, interested learners and likely to succeed in other areas of study as well as effectively integrate within society. These students are likely to develop innovative thinking within the workplace, becoming a greater asset to their employers which in turn leads to greater success and welfare.

THE LIFE SKILLS and VALUES CULTIVATED WITHIN STUDENTS OF 3DI PROGRAMME are:

Core Transferable Skills

These are life skills that can be transferred across industries and can be utilised in day to day activities. They are both interpersonal and personal.

Values

These are interpersonal ‘skills’ that are integrated to create community members who showcase respect, truth, empathy and dedication.

Management

These are specific skills that aid healthy working habits, they include Health Management, Stress Management, Time Management, Financial Management, Environmental Management

Creativity and Technology combined

In referencing Digital Media, this curriculum means, developing creative media or creative art (generally visual but not limited to) that is built using a process that would involve a computer. This may also include digital cameras. It is important to note that a mixture of traditional mediums are also used, such as pen/pencil drawing, clay sculpture, paper cut and paste and similar art-and-craft activities.

Students go through multiple stages of digital media from pre-production and planning through to final output and finished product. They also do both individual and group work often involved in large, organised group projects. Students benefit greatly from the project based approach as well as benefiting from a group learning experience. Mind-mapping is used extensively and students develop cognitive thinking and problem solving skills.

The hands on approach means students are constantly involved and active. Projects are themed in such a way to promote a healthy, empathetic existence within the communities they reside as well as spark creative and innovative thinking and concepts for the future.

Top level and easy-to-learn software have been identified by industry professionals and implemented into the programme. The lessons have been designed so that students can spend minimal time getting bogged down with technicalities and can focus on developing their creative and analytical skills while utilizing the technology.

Providing solutions to current learning difficulties

Though not the prime focus of the 3Di programme, the “Academic Problem Areas” refer to key subject areas or topics within current national curricular that have been identified by experts from within the education system as extra difficult for students to learn. The 3Di Programme has also been developed to help address these areas and add value not only to the students life skills development but also to their current academic studies. This is likely to result with higher achievement rates in identified problem areas as well as increased interest within those subjects.

As with other areas of the 3Di Programme this area is constantly being revised and developed to maintain relevance in adding value to the national curriculum.

Applying Digital Media and Life Skills

Digital Media is relevant and applicable in many areas of industry around the world.

All Digital Media and Life Skills a student learns while on the programme are applicable in the real world. Relevant both to their current studies as well as any future careers or further study.

The 3Di Programme is an exciting medium for students and a great platform to drive change fast as well as set the foundation for innovative and progressive leaders and workers of the future.

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