Learning Activities and Environment
MASK main learning activities are arts-based exercises, creative thinking exercises, and practical problem-solving with a focus on leadership and entrepreneurship. They are delivered through games, role-playing, and “contrived experiences” by our trained facilitators.
Art is the homeground of visual thinking, and therefore is better than any other subject for teaching to innovate. Art-based activities include painting, drawing, sculpting, making objects and toys, putting on plays, dancing, singing, telling stories, and role-playing. Students use a range of techniques and materials, including recycled and found materials.
Art connects to visual thinking in the following ways:
Creative Thinking Exercises
All our Creative Thinking strategies and techniques, such as “De-structure Imagination”, “Form Analogies”, “Reverse Assumptions,” and De Bono techniques, are also lodged in the visual. For example, when practicing our “Make Connections and Combinations” technique, students work with images cut out of newspapers and magazines, connecting the mental associations that arise from those images.
We use the MASK Practical Creativity 5-Steps Framework to teach students the tools and mechanisms of innovation process.
Students practice solve problems that affect their daily lives following the steps:
A skilled facilitator is essential to creativity learning.
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