CPT - Construction Project as Teacher

Once a Mud Fun project begins, we can create K-12 lesson plans and learning outcomes and provide teachers with accredited learning around Project Based Learning, STEM and Hands-on Learning

Mud Fun's “Construction Project as Teacher” (CPT) approach was created to extract educational value from the construction project. It comes from 10 plus years of projects and activities for thousands of participants of all ages involved in creating one of a kind architecturally engineered structures. Most of our participants have been school children during school time which shows that we have been successfully operating within the confines of the highest levels of bureaucracy and public scrutiny. 

A Mud Fun project makes learning more hands-on and relevant just as it makes construction more healthy, transparent and inclusive.

 

Healthy Construction: A Mud Fun project contributes to the reduction of pollution that causes climate change, and the toxicity of modern construction. It uses a building method that produces higher indoor air quality and is safe and healthy for everyone to touch.

 

Transparent and Inclusive Construction: A Mud Fun project makes the bands-on knowledge and know-how of heritage earthen masonry techniques and recipes available to everyone.

 

The amount of education that a client is able to extract from a construction project depends on factors including:

- the budget

- the size of the project

- the client’s fundraising capacity

- the time available for participants to participate

- the number of participants able and willing to take part

- the community assets and resources that are available

 

We use building materials, methods and energy sources that are regenerative from both th the environmental and social perspectives. We use methods and materials that can dramatically eliminate the pollution responsible for climate change and our process creates more healthy, meaningful connections between people through the construction process. The construction industry is responsible for a very large component of the pollution causing climate change and we can turn that around and use the construction projects as a vehicle for regenerating the world around us and making it better. When we do this within an educational context then the benefits are multiplied exponentially.

Start measuring the success of your building projecty by the amount of fun generated.

Daensity = Fun per square meter of construction.

Positivity is an indicator of good education. It is also a measure of success by any definition. Daensity is a term we have created to measure the positivity extracted from a project and the flow on effect of this. Daensity is achieved when many people gain a sense of satisfaction and camaraderie from completing a batch of hand made bricks for a wall, in the most spectacular, memorable, environmentally friendly way.  Daensity is achieved by combining both environmental and social goals such that the project begins reflecting regenerative elements that extend beyond the goals of sustainability.

 

Educational benefits from a Mud Fun project can be categorised as both hard and soft.

 

Hard Benefits:

- lesson plans to meet school curriculum goals and environmental goals for project-based learning opportunities.

-work-like experiences job / life skills training for older adolescent youth.

-teacher training and upskilling in project-based learning tools.

-upskilling education industry workers, construction industry workers, cultural arts industry workers and community members on CPT.

 

Soft benefits:

-cooperation and teamwork.

-a sense of accomplishment and completion.

-experiencing the power of strength in numbers.

-creating a strong sense of ownership in the building and belonging to place.

-going beyond sustainability and adding a regenerative element.

-adding something positive to construction, education and cultural performing arts industries

- weaving together several strands to multiply the benefits exponentially.

 

Mud Fun's CPT approach creates a stronger belonging to place and makes learning and attending class more meaningful and appreciated. It strengthens the links between students, teachers, family and community for the greater good. A Mud Fun program makes the construction site more well known, more meaningful and more appreciated by all. In a commercial application, it provides a link between both future potential clients and the future operators of the premises. It provides a unique way for the site and the goods and services being offered there to be promoted before and during the construction process so that by the time construction has been completed, the relationships between future potential clients and the operators of the site are established and underway

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