Poster developed by MindBurst Workshop with teachers at Sacred Heart College, in collaboration with the artist Paul Emmanuel.


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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Blog Post, Critical Thinking Skills, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Transferable Skills

A country does not have to be wealthy to prepare its children for the future: a reflection on the WEFFI 2018 report by MindBurst Workshop

It turns out that a country does not have to be wealthy to make significant progress in preparing its children for the future. What it does need to do, according to the Worldwide Educating For the Future Index (WEFFI) report, is shift its focus beyond measuring the memorisation of specific…

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Blog Post, Dialogue and Collaboration, Fourth Industrial Revolution

21st century schools are communities that grow and build knowledge together

Mutually beneficial dialogue Our education system has to take some responsibility for the quality of the current political discourse in South Africa, in which there is a lack of willingness to engage the disagreement of others in a productive dialogue. Instead of collaborating to solve development challenges that are critical…

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Blog Post, Creativity/Innovation, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Project-based Learning/Integrated Studies, Transferable Skills

The Future Is Not What It Used To Be: Fourth Industrial Revolution Workshops at Sacred Heart College

Imagine 150 Grade 8 & 9 learners in a hall playing a game they don’t know the rules to. They have to work together in teams to figure out the hidden rules of the game and then try to win it. There is minimal instruction. Learners have to do something,…

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