B Studio Project
In 2012, B Studio Project held their first summer studio. With the help of Social Innovation Generation Waterloo, BG Group, Demming Communications, Unit Trust and other corporate entities, they were able to host this workshop for 19 boys between the ages of 15-20.
In the B Studio Project Summer Studio, participants learned through activities and games that encouraged teamwork, conversations and dialogue. In debriefing, facilitators used these activities as a way of highlighting various concepts around the following core content:
1. Systems Thinking
2. Integrative Thinking
3. Design Thinking
B Studio Project has taken shape into two types of workshops- one titled ‘Train the Trainers’ and the other, a youth studio. The objectives of these programs were to provide participants with the tools and techniques to be better problem-solvers, have thought-provoking dialogue, and increase their capacity for in-depth synthesis and critical thinking.
An additional objective of the ‘Train the Trainers’ program was for educators and teachers to have the ability to utilise this program in future teaching endeavours. Most recently there was a 3-day ‘Train the Trainers’ program over the course of five months with hand-picked, committed teachers currently in the local education system. They are and continue to be interested in using creative problem solving within the existing education system in Trinidad & Tobago.
Building Problem Solvers
Education too often teaches us what to think, not how to think. We teach participants how to think. Over the last 4 years, we have developed a program that teaches participants how to become better problem solvers and thinkers.Find Out More
Education for the next generation of problem solvers
B Studio Project has had a positive impact on both educators and youth participants between 2012 and 2016. The program was highly recommended by a range of interviewees. There are further long term benefits of B Studio Project if targeted to educators through the ‘Train the Trainers’ program, as there will be more educators in Trinidad & Tobago available to implement this program in schools around the country. As a result of this, there will be a much higher yield of participants being exposed to this type of education program. This enhances the overall sustainability of B Studio Project.