• FUTURE CREATOR CAMP

    A SMART GREEN CITY FOR ALL

    Future Creator Camp is a global future ready education programme developed by School of Gumption, in collaboration with Curious Squirrels.

  • OUR APPROACH

    THE 6C FOR FUTURE READINESS

  • The programme combines aspects of social entrepreneurship education, design thinking and STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics). It is a structured process facilitated by highly experienced educators and award-winning entrepreneurs. Participants will work in groups to explore, brainstorm, collaborate and present their solutions for a smart green world that inspires them. This experience helps participants become future ready through learning to design and use latest technology such as coding, robotic, augmented reality, Internet of Things, as well as understanding themselves and building quality relationship with others.

    We immerse participants with 6C habits through languages, actions, dialogues, reflections daily. We believe by living these habits and seeing others living them, by taking every moment as a learning opportunity, participants acquire the future ready skills and entrepreneurial dare naturally and seamlessly as they grow during the process.

     

    We immerse participants with the basic as well as latest technologies such as structure, mechanism, coding, robotics, Internet of Things and augmented reality. Each day, participants will explore and apply a technology into a mini creative project that is related to the theme, followed by integration of all knowledge and skills into their final project. As they work on the activities, participants will get a better understanding of how to observe, convert information to knowledge and apply technologies into their idea development, to build self-directed learning capacity into their problem-solving skills.

  • PROGRAMME DETAILS

    In August 2018, we brought 21 teens and 6 teachers from Thailand and Vietnam to Singapore with the generous scholarship support by Mistletoe, in collaboration with One Maker Group and Teach for Vietnam. They gathered in Singapore to explore some of Singapore’s iconic urban landscapes, engage in dialogue with entrepreneurs, creative professionals and social innovators to acquire deep knowledge and stories about the social innovations in sustainability, urban planning and human resource development.

     

    Learning how Singapore has made use of innovation despite close-to-zero resource availability to move from a third world to first world country, they were challenged and inspired to apply Singapore solutions to adapt and imagine a solution for their own nations. They were taught the creative and technical skill to ideate and prototype the future that they imagine, through making use of maker facilities such as hand tools, 3D printers, electronics and micro-controllers.

     

    Across the entire process, we facilitated the integration and cultivation of Gumption values in each learner and accelerate the personal development of 6C leadership (Calm, Compassion, Courage, Curiosity, Commitment, and Collaboration).

  • CAMP 1: CIRCULAR CITY

    17-19 JUNE (0900-1700)

    Imagine and create solutions with technology for a future city where every waste can be seen as resources to create new values for life.

    1
    • ORIENTATION
    • TEAM BUILDING AND FORMATION
    • WHAT IF: TRASH IS CASH
    • CURIOSITY UNLEASH
    • OBSERVE, OBSERVE, OBSERVE
    • ASKING A POWERFUL QUESTION
    • STEM FOR INNOVATION:
    • GOING DIGITAL WITH TECHNOLOGIES
    • 6C REFLECTION
    2
    • MINDFULNESS
    • STEM FOR INNOVATION:
    • CIRCULAR CITY WITH ROBOTICS
    • & INTERNET OF THINGS
    • INSPIRATION GALLERY:
    • CIRCULAR ECONOMY
    • IDEA DEVELOPMENT AND ITERATION
    • PROTOTYPE BUILDING
    • 6C REFLECTION
    3
    • MINDFULNESS 
    • PROTOTYPE TESTING AND FINE-TUNING
    • CREATIVE IDEA COMMUNICATION
    • DIALOGUE WITH SOCIAL INNOVATOR
    • LETTER FOR SELF
    • A SMART GREEN CITY FOR ALL EXHIBITION
    • FINAL PRESENTATION
    • CIRCLE OF APPRECIATION
  • CAMP 2: FUTURE OF WORK

    20-22 JUNE (0900-1700)

    Imagine and create solutions with technology for a future city where smart, open, collaborative workspace for innovation becomes a way of life.

    1
    • ORIENTATION
    • TEAM BUILDING AND FORMATION
    • FUTURE CREATION THEATER: FUTURE OF WORK
    • CURIOSITY UNLEASH
    • OBSERVE, OBSERVE, OBSERVE
    • ASKING A POWERFUL QUESTION 
    • STEM FOR INNOVATION:
    • ARCHITECTURE FOR A COLLABORATIVE WORKPLACE
    • 6C REFLECTION
    2
    • MINDFULNESS
    • STEM FOR INNOVATION:
    • SMART BUILDINGS WITH ROBOTICS
    • & INTERNET OF THINGS
    • INSPIRATION GALLERY:
    • SMART BUILDINGS
    • IDEA DEVELOPMENT AND ITERATION
    • PROTOTYPE BUILDING
    • 6C REFLECTION
    3
    • MINDFULNESS 
    • PROTOTYPE TESTING AND FINE-TUNING
    • CREATIVE IDEA COMMUNICATION
    • DIALOGUE WITH SOCIAL INNOVATOR
    • LETTER FOR SELF
    • A SMART GREEN CITY FOR ALL EXHIBITION
    • FINAL PRESENTATION
    • CIRCLE OF APPRECIATION
  • OUR HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL TEAM

  • Hai Yen

    Co-founder, Program Director, School of Gumption

    Hai Yen worked as an educator with Ministry of Education (MOE) for 10 years, teaching and heading a department of D&T, Art and Home Economics. She led curriculum design in the department and school-wide initiatives to support holistic development for Normal Technical students. In 2014, Hai Yen was placed on Future Leadership Programme under MOE Talent Management Unit. She researches extensively about the neuroscience of learning, human potential and the role of emotion in human behaviours to develop her students.

    Annie Chia

    Co-founder, Program Curator, Curious Squirrels

    Annie Chia is actively involved with children programmes over the years. She was an organizing committee member of various social service club activities for neighbourhood underprivileged children including providing volunteering tuition and fundraising events. She is a certified youth fitness trainer and currently an instructor for children enrichment programmes teaching coding and robotics. With a passion in organizing fun and educational learning activities for the young, she is actively involved with curating children STEM programmes for associations and clubs. She was also one of the esteemed judges for the coding competition “InnoBit Challenge 2019”, organized by Leng Kee CC Youth Club.

    Liu Yan

    Co-founder, Chief Impact Officer, School of Gumption

    Liu Yan is an award-winning serial social entrepreneur in the area co-creation, social innovation and youth leadership. She is an international speaker on social entrepreneurship and innovation, a seasoned facilitator of creative thinking and the founding participant of THNK creative leadership school in Amsterdam, Liu Yan started XINDANWEI, the first coworking center in China, listed as FastCompany’s “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China”; She cofounded the China Australian Millennium Project (C.A.M.P), a unique 100-day incubator program designed to train, mentor and empower emerging young Australian and Chinese leaders and entrepreneurs.

    Ngai Hui

    Co-founder, Day Dreamer, Curious Squirrels

    Ngai Hui has been fascinated with puzzles and problem solving since young. At the age of 9, he was amongst the small cohort selected into the Gifted Education Programme in Singapore, which further honed his thinking skills and capabilities. With a love for numbers, Ngai Hui eventually went on to the Nanyang Business School and graduated from NTU with a Bachelor degree in Accountancy. Over the last 15 years, he has been a part of the corporate scene, heading a finance department in a local SME.

    With a passion in developing thinking and problem solving capabilities, Ngai Hui co-founded Curious Squirrels with the aim of bringing STEM programmes and the fundamental thinking skills behind it to young children.

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