Building 21st century thinking skills through game play in Singapore!

This week, ThinkFun has had the privilege to host a group of primary school teachers from the Bukit View Primary School in Singapore… these teachers are amazing!

The Singapore delegation poses at a local school - The yellow school buses provided an authentic "American School" backdrop!

Bukit View is a prototype school in Singapore. They are tasked to come up with innovative ways to teach 21st Century Thinking Skills. In response, they have developed an incredible program called MBA (Mass Brain Activities) that uses brain games to help students stretch their thinking and build new skills… that we connected was certainly fate!

The group puzzles over a difficult Rush Hour challenge

Having learned about our games and education initiatives, this group obtained funding to spend a week with us, learning from our experience with past programs, exploring ways to integrate ThinkFun games  to further stretch students’ thinking, and getting new inspiration to continue to develop their program!

Learning to play TipOver

We have spent the week playing games, visiting local schools, and sharing ideas on how to stretch game play to draw out higher level reflective thinking from students –  it has been a whirlwind, and we are very excited about what is to come!

Working out a complex Chocolate Fix challenge

Playing River Crossing

We visited two wonderful local schools to expose teachers to the Strategies Lab classroom model and meet with the inspired teachers behind the program.

At Colvin Run Elementary the group met Barbara Ross, the visionary teacher behind Strategies Lab!

We are so excited to have met this group and to be working closely to help guide their program… using our games to inspire thinkers all over the world is a very big goal, and this connection brings us one step closer!

4 thoughts on “Building 21st century thinking skills through game play in Singapore!

  1. Alicia

    What a great opportunity, for ThinkFun AND the teachers! The ladies have been so sweet. ThinkFun education is really going worldwide…Uganda, Singapore, who knows where next!

  2. Charlotte Post author

    It really was an incredible week, so inspiring to see the same ideas we’ve been championing for years being embraced (and pushed forward!) all the way across the world!

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