Chess masters use the game as a mentoring tool that helps their students develop both cognitively and emotionally, taking away useful strategies that can be applied in various problems and domains.
In 1994 a team of game experts decided to extend the chess-mentoring experience to a variety of strategy games, creating a powerful learning tool that is universally accessible. The innovative methodology born out of this venture was soon being taught in 12 languages and over 25 countries around the world. More than 4,000,000 learners and 10,000 teachers have embraced the Accelium Method to date.
The innovative game-based training and assessment tools inspired by the method combine personal coaching, team workshops, and mobile learning to develop strategic thinking and resilience. They create an engaging experience that inspires learners to continually practice effective strategies, to reflect, and improve their skills and performance.
THE AUSTRALIAN STORY
In 2007, frustrated with students often reluctant to think in his classes, Mind Lab Australia CEO Chris Ramsden resigned his position at Scotch College, Adelaide, to introduce the research-backed, highly engaging Mind Lab Classic methodology (developing cognitive, social, emotional and ethical competencies).
In 2018, the methodology has impacted thousands of students in Adelaide (and globally) and our recent developments in blended learning incorporate cutting-edge artificial intelligence.
We are now capable of contributing nationally to the development and assessment of contemporary skills and competencies, identified as both current and future-focused.
Critical and creative thinking and personal and social capabilities are at the forefront of the work where pedagogy is always paramount.