Process

Mind Lab’s learning process is simple, yet extremely powerful. The process begins with children engaging in game-playing, which ultimately empowers them with skills and knowledge relevant to real-life situations. The Mind Lab Method is the bridge that connects the World of Games with the Real World.

The educational process consists of 3 powerful and research-proven stages:

Stage 1: Engage

In the first stage, the children learn one of the many strategy games in the program, and then go on to play in small groups. The facilitator provides them with a game kit and explains the game strategies and underlying thinking concepts, which help the children, develop their game-playing skills.

Stage 2: Learn

In the second stage, the facilitator and the children summarize the game-playing session with the help of a thinking model. This model relates to cognitive processes triggered by game-playing (for example, identifying and dealing with a problem, or having to make a difficult decision), or to emotional or social processes (for example, recognizing having made a mistake or the need to cooperate as part of a group). Below are few examples of cognitive, emotional and social skills strengthened by the Mind Lab Method:

Stage 3: Transfer

In the third stage, the facilitator and children examine the game patterns and then initiate a discussion, which relates to relevant real-life situations. In so doing, the pupils succeed in applying the knowledge derived from the game experience to other aspects of life – from their studies (and later on, their occupation) to their emotional and spiritual life, as well as social and familial relationships.

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