"The Odyssey of Mind " -- is an international programme of all-round development of child's creative personality, the core of which consist in solution of one of five programmes set for the current year. The problem represents a technical or humanitarian task, the solution of which demands untraditional methods and approaches. The package of documents, including fomulation of tasks, requirements to the solution, is sent from the international association "The Odyssey of Mind" in the beginning of the school year. During the year the children are seeking for the solution, which they present consecutively on the selection tours of the contest -- in schools, in the regions of the city, regional and world.
According to the international rales the task is chosen and solved by the
crew of children or teenagers under the guidance of a coach. The crew must
Irrespective of the chosen problem for solution, its demonstration must be represented on the stage during the limited time (as a rule 8 minutes) and must be staged as a finished show (literary, musically and atristically).
Besides this contest, the crew of children takes part in one more contest
which is called spontaneous contest. They offer to the children only one
problem, which must be solved during |
The winner is the crew which have the maximal number of points, judging by the results of two contests.