Jessie having a blast in India!

img_20161012_085303Jessie is learning a lot with us, at Mercedes-Benz International School in Pune, India.

On Wednesday 12th of October, the Preschool 3 class played a game called “Breakout EDU” for the first time. Just like their traveling Teddy “Jessie”, they had to be risk-takers, thinkers and communicators to play this game successfully.

Breakout EDU is a game which consists in unlocking online and physical puzzles. If you have heard of “The Escape Room”, it’s the same concept, but flipped in a box! Instead of breaking out of a room, the aim is to open a box to unlock a mystery.

The students had to cooperate and persevere in order to decode the clues and unlock the box.

They used each other’s’ strengths on Language, Math and Critical Thinking to solve the various problems. This activity did not just provide a way for students to review concepts learnt but also increased opportunities for them to display the Learner Profile attributes and attitudes such as “Communicators, Thinkers, Risk takers, Curious, Cooperative and Enthusiastic.” This learning activity put the students in a situation of “discomfort” as they were not used to throwing themselves into the unexpected! They were engaged in exploring by trial and error and making mistakes helped them to strive to find the solutions and collaborate. Indeed, making mistakes was necessary for them to bounce back, accept one another and try again in order to figure out the answers by themselves and feel proud. The reflections made by the students after playing helped students focus on areas of improvements as well as explaining the learning outcomes.

Jessie the Traveling Teddy was tempted to help the students but somehow she remained quiet 🙂
Ms Anjali, Ms Hema & Ms Fanny.

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