Faculty Partnering Abroad

Singapore

Stan Chu in SingaporeStan Chu

Stan Chu has done teacher development in Singapore since 1999. Working primarily with teachers at the Creative O Preschool and the Raffles Girl’s School, he has focused on using Bank Street’s Developmental-Interaction Approach to help teachers use their local environments that have meaning to young children.

In these photos, teachers have recreated the immediate surroundings of the mass transit train system between the nearby MRT station and the school. The workshop included walking to the nearby train station, drawing the station and the above ground tracks to the school, and recreating them with unit blocks.

The connection between Bank Street College and Stan’s work in Singapore began with work by Shih Chen Lin, a Taiwanese early childhood educator who graduated from Bank Street in 1992.