MindBurst Workshop is a non-profit organization that develops training resources and workshops aimed at integrating critical thinking skills into teaching practice, school culture and the work place.
We have been inspired by the revolutionary educator, Paulo Freire, who encourages us to move beyond reproducing inherited knowledge towards empowering learners to become emancipated agents of their own knowledge production, participating in a community that grapples with what it means to discover, create and test knowledge together, by maintaining productive dialogue.
The content of most current school curricula does not equip our learners to face the challenges of the 21st century. By applying a few simple principles and techniques we can “go beyond the content” and equip our learners with the transferable skills they need to engage any content to their advantage. In this way we can enable young people to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, collaborate dynamically and adapt to change with as little anxiety as possible.
Our approach to designing and facilitating innovative learning experiences includes the integration of dialogue, project-based learning, integrated studies, inclusive education and diversity literacy into teaching practice, school culture and work life.
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Being part of the Integrated Studies workshops at Sacred Heart College, the evolution game is focused on engaging learners in knowledge creation. An essential skill in knowledge production is being able to Risk Experiment. Our students engaged this insight by…Continue reading
Towards the end of 2017, Mindburst Workshop was approached by Sacred Heart and Three2Six with the idea of creating a resource for teachers that made it easier for them to incorporate lessons surrounding refugee issues into their classroom. The aim…Continue reading
The tables are covered with thin plastic sheets like those in an evidence lab. Before each chair sits a pair of latex gloves, and on the floor next to each table waits a black dustbin bag. This is the scene…Continue reading
In 2014 we produced the Three2Six Musical Theatre Challenge together with MiniMax. You can call us dogs. You can drive us to the streets. You can beat us. You can refuse us opportunities. But we will stand up and show…Continue reading
The stop-frame animation, Precieuse – a refugee’s story (2011), was quite clunky and makeshift as we were all still learning. You can really see the children’s hands in it. We workshopped the script with the children. They designed the puppets…Continue reading
You are only free to act according to your own will if you know what you want. You can’t really say, “I know what I want”, if you are just conforming to some ideal or default pattern you have never…Continue reading
We were invited to host two workshops for St Benedict’s Catholic School. The first workshop (which was dedicated a whole day for) was all around alien life; while the second was on sustainable buildings and this took place over a…Continue reading
One of the major limitations of human consciousness is its poor capacity for dealing with complex systems; Specifical the relationships that create complex systems and the way the systems change over time. One of the ways in which our species…Continue reading