EAFIT Children’s University is an informal education and Science Engagement program that was designed to bring academia and research closer to other audiences and to encourage curiosity, create active learning experiences, promote intellectual enjoyment, and foster critical thinking in children.
The program proposes to deal with scientific concepts in an accessible way without sacrificing scientific rigor. Because of that, the methodology of the program is based on asking questions, discussing a problem, experimenting, and playing. In each workshop, a suggestive question is posed that is related to one or several knowledge areas; then, children participate in different activities that involve the use of their minds and bodies to solve the question and thereby awaken their curiosity and interest.
Invited experts and workshop assistants guide participants through the activities and facilitate the dialogue and interaction between participants and the knowledge area expert.