LEARNING JOURNEY FOR STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE
Customised for students of all ages, the MINT Museum of Toys’ learning journey is tailored to the learning outcomes of schools. Through toys, students will rediscover Singapore’s history, learn about art, culture and design, and exercise creativity through interactive and hands-on activities.
After all, who doesn’t like toys? From pre-school to secondary school learners, students can embark on an exciting journey out of the classroom and broaden their horizons with never-before-seen toys.
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
Here at the MINT Museum of Toys, we believe in the power of toys to allow people of all ages to get a glimpse into a long-gone past and learn valuable lessons relevant to the present. To honour the spirit of play and fun that these toys embody, our learning journeys for students in Singapore incorporate experiential learning activities to stay engaging and fun.
These activities are designed to be age-appropriate and come in a variety of forms so that children can dive into the deeper meanings of our toys. Preschoolers can look forward to sensory activities such as arts and crafts to keep their young minds engrossed throughout the programme, whereas older primary and secondary students can get a closer look at our collections through on-site excursions to our museum.
With a focus on creative expression, hands-on experiments, and multimodal learning, our learning journeys are both fun and meaningful experiences for students of all ages. Find out more below!
Aesthetics involves the love and pursuit of beauty as found in art, music and movement. It creates opportunities for the creative expression of emotions and ideas.
In this Learning Journey at MINT Museum of Toys, we have included learning points of art, music and movement in each of our 4 trails – Outerspace, Characters, Childhood Favourites & Collectables — to foster the holistic development of pre-school children, including the cognitive, physical, social-emotional and creative domains.
Each trail provides a range of stimuli, ideas and opportunities for children to colour, express and move! These experiences help promote children’s imagination and creativity.
Primary School Learners
Primary learning at MINT Museum of Toys highlights key components of student development, suitable for children aged 7 – 12 years, including Knowledge Skills. Students will get to experience a new approach to exploring subject areas such as Art and Science. Our hands-on experiential learning journey programme will instill core values, develop critical thinking and communication skills.
Secondary School Learners
Google, Siri, Bixby, and Alexa! Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok! These are the epitome of technological advancements and globalisation in our economic progression today. However, these advancements have also led to concerning change in our demographics. In a society where everything is rapidly progressing, how do we ensure steady economic progression while combatting the cultural challenges in Singapore?
In this learning journey for secondary students, learners will embark on an immersive Amazing Race-style tour, taking on challenges full of experiential activities in order to learn about technology and artificial intelligence through our toys.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LEARNING JOURNEYS FOR STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE
What are some learning journey examples?
What should be in a learning journey?
A well-organised learning journey for students should have clear learning objectives it seeks to fulfill, engaging activities suitable for its target audience, and an active incorporation of cognitive skills such as critical and lateral thinking.
Here at the MINT Museum of Toys, we have designed our learning journeys with reference to age-appropriate guidelines such as Singapore’s Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) framework for preschool learners. Experiential activities are incorporated across our learning journeys as a way to get children of all ages actively engaged and interested in the topics and toys covered.
What are the benefits of learning journeys?
There are many benefits to learning journeys for students. Getting outside of their classroom allows them to expand their worldview and attain new experiences they would otherwise not have gotten to try. Being placed in a real-world learning situation also pushes learners to utilise their critical thinking and creativity skills in order to relate classroom material to their learning journey programme, reinforcing what they’ve learnt in a truly unforgettable and meaningful way.
As more schools in Singapore explore options for experiential learning, the MINT Museum of Toys can offer unique and one-of-a-kind learning journey experiences for children between the ages of 2 to 16. Get in touch with us to find out more about our school excursion programmes, or to discuss your ideas for a school field trip with our staff.