La Grande Boissière Campus, International School of Geneva

| May 10, 2011 | 2 Comments 

Lovely to return to Switzerland for a second visit to La Grande Boissière Campus, of the International School of Geneva. Last time, we were here to present at the “Pollens pédagogiques” event. On this trip, we had the chance to work alongside students and teachers in the school.


The school has an ethos of creativity and challenge. They are going to participate in the World Finals of the Odyssey of the Mind This competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork. There will be 18,000 students in total, solving a range of fascinating challenges. Odyssey of the Mind competitions enables children to come together and compete at presenting their solution to long term open-ended “problems”.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

As with some of the journeys in the virtual worlds we took over the last two days “There is no right answer”!

Spontaneous problems mean that the students have to develop as many creative “answers” and spin ideas off each other and create a spiral upwards in their thought processes.

A thoroughly enjoyable two days in a great school. The largest international school in the world, and where the International Baccalaureate originated.

Thank you to Marcia Banks for organising our return visit to “Ecolint” Geneva. Lovely to spend some creative time with you all.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Leila says:

    It was great to be swept up in your powerpoint that looked nothing like powerpoint but a refreshing and exciting stream of cool! I might even start tweeting… sensational websites for children to use – and they’re the ones we know will never tire…
    thanks for finding the time to see us at Middle School, esp for those of us who missed you the first time! Cheers!

  2. Tim says:

    Thank you Leila
    It was a lovely way to end a fun visit to #ecolint in Geneva
    Have fun with the Web2.0 stuff and let us know how you get on
    Tim and Sarah

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