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.
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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MindBurst has been exploring a wealth of knowledge resources from Africa that have been overlooked by our curricula. Colonial ideas have reduced many valuable practices like African divination systems to primitive superstition. This is a product of arrogance and ignorance…Continue reading
We bear enormous responsibility for how we use the past to shape the future … in order to become worthy ancestors to the as yet unborn collective children. The stakes are high: the archive at once produces and destabilises the…Continue reading
Learners at Sacred Heart College discover the principles of evolution by natural selection from the bottom up by playing a MindBurst boardgame. The Evolution Game was originally developed for the Integrated Studies workshops on the 4th Industrial Revolution at Sacred…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…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
Could you write, compose, choreograph, practice and stage a production in only 5 mornings? The children of three2Six did! From 22 – 26 April MindBurst Workshop working together with Minimax Performing Arts facilitated 150 refugee children to develop and stage…Continue reading
MindBurst has worked with the refugee children of Three2Six to produce two stop frame animations, Precieuse – a refugee’s story in 2011, and a precious life in a scary world (2017). Working on projects like this with children between the…Continue reading
We were invited to host a workshop for St Benedict’s Catholic School For Boys. The workshop was on sustainable building design and this took place over a three-day period. This is a non-exhaustive summary of what the workshop encompassed. Many…Continue reading