3DBear is operating at the cross section of 3D-printing, pedagogy and gamification. Sometimes I have been asked that which of the three is foremost.
The answer is pedagogy. Period.
Why is that? Well, because we create value for teachers. The fundamental need we are fulfilling is teaching the skills of the future. Our nice is 3D printing. We make it so easy that any teacher or student can 3D-print. We make it into child's play.
It all starts with teachers. Yes, we want to have brilliant and engaging games, too. Yes, 3D printing is our "thing", but not at any cost. Only if it adds value.
It all starts with teachers.
This week we had a great session with Pekka Peura,
a forerunner teacher in new teaching methods in Finland
such as individualized learning (yksilöllinen oppiminen).
We are constantly learning from all the schools we are in. We release weekly. We aim to maximize the speed of learning. Check e.g. our Twitter feed to see more action at the place where the magic happens: at the schools.
Finnish teachers are the best in the world and they have some great ideas. And students too.
Kristo Lehtonen, CEO, 3DBear.