Imaginarium at Perth College has commenced the Global Problem Solvers program, starting with some creative thinking tasks.
Eight Year 6 students meet each week after school and are encouraged to think outside the box when approaching questions.
For example, when creating four triangles using six match sticks, why do we think with a 2D mindset? What are five other things you can do with a pen other than draw with it? Think outside the box and be creative – what did you come up with?
The Global Problem Solvers program encourages participants to think about the world around them.
How can they create change as young global citizens? How can they empower themselves through education and research to identify challenges, affects and consequences of issues around the globe? How does the economic climate change our approach? What resources do we have, or could we source, to encourage change? How do we educate others in the process? If change is not encouraged or implemented, what will be the effect on people and places?
Participants utilised research, considered the future and applied creative thinking to discuss the provision of global education related to the economic index of countries.
Participants are beginning to delve deeper and identify key challenges, affects and consequences in the economic future of education around the globe.