Our world is evolving more rapidly than the capacity of any existing education system. The challenge of learning is becoming progressively harder. That is why we want your child to be able to solve real-world problems by applying a more comprehensive and creative way of thinking. To achieve this, our students learn to explore subjects in a more integrated fashion, developing a robust understanding of each subject and the relationship between each subject, and use design thinking methods to unleash creativity and explore innovative solutions.
This interdisciplinary approach to education allows GEMS students to hone their analytical thinking skills, while simultaneously providing them with the resources needed to develop creative reasoning. Not only will your child learn the “traditional” skills they need to thrive in their careers, but they will also enjoy learning and finding creative solutions for pressing real-world problems. We believe that innovation and creativity are fundamental to all subjects and that design is the link between innovation and creativity. In order for students to leave high school and enter college with confidence, they need to possess a set of entrepreneurial skills and be able to articulate their work and what they’re capable of.
As part of the IB Diploma Programme, some of our high school students undertake a Business Management course. The course covers the key characteristics of business organisation and marketing management and allows students to develop a well-rounded understanding of today’s complex and dynamic business environment.
“Business Management is very transferable, the topics we learn can be used in any industry. I aim to open a physiology clinic and studying Business gives me the skills to do this.” Dario Fedrigo G12
Last month students were tasked to come up with a promotional campaign for GEMS (Singapore) and design a promotional poster. They researched information about GEMS (Singapore) in print and digital media, analyzed its creative strategy, researched information about their target audience and finally started thinking about their own campaign.
Alex Ukyo Fujibayashi used mosaic art to design a new logo for GEMS (Singapore). The school has never used this technique and he thought it would be a catchy design. He assembled together the pictures of the GEMS graduates and framed the poster with international flags to highlight the schools’ diversity. He also came up with a great tagline promoting global citizenship and core values of our students: “Think global, act global, be global”.
Giacomo Pivetti decided to use infographic elements to outline our unique selling points (USP's) such as the schools' diversity, outstanding international education consisting of four International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, variety of subjects offered at GEMS (Singapore) and a unique student mentor programme. He also highlighted our goals and objectives to communicate to students and parents what a GEMS education is all about.
This learning activity is intended to equip students with entrepreneurial skills while they are still at school. In focusing on designing a promotional poster, this learning activity mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of the business and marketing: to be successful in business it is important to understand the value of the product, have creative ideas and good communication skills to build relationships with your customers. By developing creative thinking we enable our students to apply their imagination while they enquire, generate ideas, explore, experiment and solve problems through a “design thinking” approach, which relies on the human ability to be intuitive, inventive, solve complex problems and find desirable solutions.