Post-Conference Site Tour Thursday, 28 September

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pick up from Hotel and transport to site tour A

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Site Tour A: What is the Most Effective Layout for a ‘Classroom’ in the Age of Mobile Technology? - Tanglin Trust School

At Tanglin, we’ve decided that the best way to answer this question is to try out some different ideas by, drawing on our experiences of how teaching and learning has been evolving across the school. In May 2016, we identified 3 classrooms – 2 in the Senior School and 1 in the Junior School – to become ‘innovation spaces’. We have taken all the old furniture out of these rooms, including the teacher’s desk and quite literally designed our ideal classrooms from a blank canvas. On the site tour, you will be able
to visit these classrooms (operational from August 2016) and hear first-hand from the teachers how the designs are supporting learning. You will also have a general tour of campus to highlight innovative breakout and library spaces as well as see the contrast with our traditional classrooms.

About Tanglin Trust School: Tanglin Trust School has been serving the expatriate community of Singapore for over 90 years. Catering to the 3-18 age range, the School currently has 2800 students on its single campus in the One North area. The curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum, culminating in a dual pathway, offering the choice of either A-levels or the IB Diploma.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Transport back to hotel

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pick up from Hotel and transport to site tour B

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Site Tour B: Play, Create and Learn: How Playeum sparks children’s creativity within a playful and fun environment?

A central focus of Playeum is the need to create visions for a more balanced approach to learning and living by nurturing the role of play, the arts and creativity. An important aspect is the role of the environment in creative and playful explorations. Playeum’s current hands-on exhibition, ‘Making It Home’ started in May 2017. It was curated by creative director Dr Esther Joosa to celebrate the home as a source of creativity, artistry and thinking. The interactive exhibition features the design of several staff members and allows children and parents to experience the home as a place where many ordinary materials can have multiple purposes and support imagination, innovation and sustainability. The spaces within the Children’s Centre for Creativity have been transformed into different ‘rooms’, each with a different purpose, opportunities to explore, experiment and redefine. Children can dream of their future, bring together colours, materials and designs for floors walls and ceilings, with textiles, paint and
construction material.

Within the freedom of the space, the audience will learn of how children will enjoy and play with ideas that can transform the centre into a unique sensory, aesthetic and making place, that children from all ages and backgrounds can truly make their home. All activities feature Playeum’s unique pedagogies and are supported by Playeum’s trained team of Playmakers.

About Playeum: Playeum runs Singapore’s first children’s centre for creativity where families and children can play, create and be inspired together. Playeum is also a registered charity which brings play into the lives of children who need it most. Playeum provides consultation services in play designs and develops special play and outreach programs and conducts training for teachers and parents.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Transport back to hotel