Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI), the non-stock, non-profit organization behind The Mind Museum and the BGC Arts Center, will air the first episode of its educational TV program MIND S-COOL TV on August 22, 2020 on CNN Philippines. The Science & Art TV show will be aired every Saturday at 8:30 AM.
MIND S-COOL TV will have a simultaneous streaming on www.cnnphilippines.com/videos, and MIND S-COOL Online. Each platform is set on different formats covering different scopes that are strongly tied to the K-12 curriculum set by the Department of Education but with the most updated knowledge.
As the most updated educational program for free TV, MIND S-COOL TV will kick off its first episode with a narrative entitled “What in the World is Going On?” to give insights on the current situation brought about by the pandemic. All episodes will be in Tag-lish.
The MIND S-COOL TV series has 2 permanent main characters called Mind Movers of The Mind Museum. In each episode, they will be visited by interesting and engaging personalities from different industries helping them unveil the answer to all connected questions via engaging ways like experiments, show-and-tell with exhibits and illustrations, stories, and even difficult conversations.
It will also have “online” visits from rockstar scientists and other interesting characters set in their professional spaces like construction sites, archeological digs, robot labs and museum partners around the world.
“We are all waiting for the crisis to be over but the science and art champion Bonifacio Art Foundation aimed as early as April to be part of the solution by designing the wait that could help with education which should continue despite the health crisis. This creative learning wait we came up with is called “MIND S-COOL”, says Maria Isabel Garcia, Managing Director and Curator of the BAFI.
Garcia emphasizes that MIND S-COOL (MSC) is the umbrella concept for BAFI’s contribution to not only adapt to the new normal but to seize the opportunity to fill the gaps in the basic education courses across age-groups towards a direction that will help create a citizenry who will act to restore us to an even better normal.
Moving beyond the usual classroom set up, MIND S-COOL conveys the strong relation of the two greatest human traditions, science and art. Set in the huge and exciting galleries of The Mind Museum as the new “dream school”, MIND S-COOL aims to 1.) Empower the learner-viewer to discover his/her own mind in learning in connected ways across topics, essentially bridging the sciences and the arts for its viewers; and to 2.) Connect science and art to other things happening in the real world and how learners could help make the world better, in the new normal, knowing those connections.
Each episode is an exciting adventure for the main “questers”, guided by awesome mentors to solve different challenges, acquire rewards, and develop a sense of connectedness across the different topics and continuity of the learning journey across the whole series.
MIND S-COOL Online
On the other hand, the MIND S-COOL Onlinewill focus more on the explorations of the main characters in certain topics that are part of the K-12 curriculum in science and art and will always engage the learner in 3 main dimensions: The Nature of Things (What is it?), Science and Technology (How do we know/do it?) and Real World Relevance (Why is it relevant/useful?).
This will serve as The Mind Museum’s contribution for students and teachers to not be limited to the basic and standard curriculum. The learners will be exposed to the connections that one topic has with other subjects particularly the sciences (in all its fields) and the arts (across its forms). Each video will be presented with content in a way that will cut across the age groups as The Mind Museum has proven in its educational programs communicating them in ways that are guaranteed to engage – a main expertise of museums like The Mind Museum.
Access to MIND S-COOL online is via subscription basis.
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