The Global Thinking Playground

Enhancing Agency Across Borders

The Thinking Playground in West Africa

We are practicing our pedagogical approach beyond North America!

Under the supervision of our educational director, we have started a Thinking Playgrounds project in Old Fadam, Ghana (finished) and Abobo, Ivory Coast. From 2016 to 2018, Arthur worked with a group of children aged nine to sixteen and their teacher in Ghana, with the goal being to nurture a sensitivity to critical, creative and cooperative thinking and, thereby, to enhance agency. While cultivating their philosophical sensibilities relevant to their cultural context, Arthur has kept a diary including its celebratory and challenging times.

At the moment, Arthur is working on several projects in Ivory Coast. He is working with students at the Collège Anador in Abobo (click here or below for more), and with artists at Aïda Muluneh Studio in Abidjan and doing philosophical tours and activities with children at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Abobo (Abidjan).

It is our hope that at some point in the future, we may be able to send a team of THINKING PLAYGROUND counsellors to Ghana and Ivory Coast.

The Thinking Playground: The Abobolais Philosophers at Collège Anador in Abobo, Ivory Coast


The Thinking Playground at Future First Academy in Old Fadama, Ghana