LEARNING JOURNEY FOR
STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE
Tailored to meet school learning outcomes, MINT Museum of Toys offers customised learning journeys for students across all age groups in Singapore.
Through toys, students will rediscover Singapore’s history, learn about art, culture and design, and exercise creativity through interactive, hands-on, and experiential learning 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 in Singapore.
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.
WHAT ARE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
Experiential learning is a method where learners gain knowledge and skills through direct experiences, rather than being passive recipients of information. It’s rooted in the idea that active engagement fosters deeper understanding and retention.
MINT Museum of Toys has woven the principles of experiential learning into its programmes, ensuring a rich, engaging, and insightful experience for every young learner. These activities are designed to be age-appropriate and come in a variety of forms so students 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.
1. Active Participation
Kids learn best through hands-on experiences, such as physical activity and interactive discussions. MINT Museum of Toys’ hands-on approach, whether it’s through arts and crafts for preschoolers or the exploratory trails for older kids, ensures that every student is an active participant in their learning journey in Singapore.
After an experiential activity, it’s essential for children to reflect on what they’ve done, understood, and felt, which consolidates their experiences. There are discussions and debrief sessions after each trail or activity at MINT Museum of Toys, allowing students to share their experiences and reflect on what they’ve observed and learned.
3. Real-world Application
Applying learned concepts in real-world situations ensures that students can see the practicality and relevance of their knowledge. By bridging the world of toys with subjects like art, science, and even technology, MINT Museum of Toys allows children to see the real-world relevance of their museum journey. The Amazing Race-style tour for secondary students, for example, integrates technology and AI concepts with the world of toys.
4. Collaborative Learning
Working in teams or with peers can enhance a child’s understanding as they share, discuss, and often teach each other. Many of MINT’s activities require teamwork. Students collaborate, discuss their findings, and engage in peer-to-peer learning, enhancing their overall understanding.
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 in Singapore.
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 for preschoolers at MINT Museum of Toys, we have included learning points of art, music and movement in each of our four trails – Outerspace, Characters, Childhood Favourites & Collectables — to foster the holistic development of preschool students, 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
The learning journey for primary school students in Singapore highlights key components of student development like knowledge skills, suitable for children aged 7 – 12 years. 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 instil 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 in Singapore, learners will embark on an immersive Amazing Race-style tour, taking on challenges full of experiential activities 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?
There are many types of learning journeys available for students in Singapore, with different activities, pedagogies, and intended learning outcomes. The MINT Museum of Toys offers three types of programmes for students with a focus on experiential learning activities and using toys as a lens to learn more about the world around them.
What should be in a learning journey?
A well-organised learning journey for students should have clear learning objectives it seeks to fulfil, 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. For example, our preschool learning journey is created with a reference to the Singapore’s Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) framework. 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 in Singapore. 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.