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About us

Dowit started as a research project at the Stanford School of Education. After years of designing and leading creative workshops around the world, our team developed a unique framework for delivering engaging open-ended learning experiences online for young children.

 

Inspired by leading institutions in the field such as the Tinkering Studio (Exploratorium), the Lifelong Kindergarten (MIT Media Lab), and the d.school (Stanford University), Dowit leverages scientific findings on playful and hands-on learning to nurture 21st-century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and confidence in young children. At the same, we make sure to create experiences that are accessible by using only materials you can find at home. 

 

Dowit is not only a tool or a class, it is a mindset of respecting and nurturing children's agency to create and transform the world, one piece of cardboard at a time.

Our Vision

Creative Expression

We give children agency to create whatever they want, and we never judge

We allow children to express themselves however they feel most comfortable

Our job is to fuel children's inner imagination and give them a canva to paint on

Accessibility

The materials required for the activities are always easily found at home

Workshops are stand-alone so you can work around your schedule

We offer a membership that significantly reduce the cost per workshop

Hands-on Learning

Dowit draws its approach from the latest research in the science of learning

With Dowit, children are active and learn from engaging with their immediate environment

Making and building foster 21st century skills and nurture a mindset of creators and innovators

 

Research and Frameworks

Dowit is based on the latest research on creative learning and play. Here are frameworks that inspired Dowit's approach to design engaging learning experiences with high educational impact.

4 Pillars of

Creative Learning

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4 Pillars of Learning

6 Critical

21st Century Skills

Resnick, M., & Robinson, K. (2017). Lifelong kindergarten: Cultivating creativity through projects, passion, peers, and play. MIT press.

Hirsh-Pasek, K., Zosh, J. M., Golinkoff, R. M., Gray, J. H., Robb, M. B., & Kaufman, J. (2015). Putting education in “educational” apps: Lessons from the science of learning. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 16(1), 3-34.

Golinkoff, R. M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2016). Becoming brilliant: What science tells us about raising successful children. American Psychological Association.

If you want to learn more about the research that inspired Dowit's approach, we highly recommend reading the following books:

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The Element,

by Sir Ken Robinson

Limitless Mind,

by Jo Boaler

Becoming Brilliant,

by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

and Roberta Golinkoff

Lifelong Kindergarten,

by Mitchel Resnick

 

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Contact

Do you have a question?

Are you interested in joining the team?

We would love to hear from you!

Please email us at hello@dowit.co

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