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, Creativity/Innovation, Critical Thinking Skills, Project-based Learning/Integrated Studies, Transferable Skills

#iexist – a massive project-based learning initiative with King David Linksfield

We invite you to go on a deep dive with us into the process of designing and facilitating project-based learning, by exploring one project in some detail. In 2017, in collaboration with Lorraine Srage, Dino Angelou and Caryn Horowitz we facilitated the #iexist exhibition with Grade 8 and 9 learners…

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Blog Post, Inclusive Education/Diversity Literacy, Learner Agency

Including Every Child – Exploring Practical Techniques

  MindBurst Workshop facilitated an Inclusive Education workshop at Kingsmead College, Rosebank, Johannesburg, in May 2019. The school has embraced a commitment to including every child in the learning experience. This expresses itself in a determination to explore unconscious biases and growing edges with regards to transforming teaching practice and…

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Blog Post, Critical Thinking Skills, Dialogue and Collaboration

The rules of engagement – exploring the skills of dialogue through hip hop

The ability to engage in productive dialogue is one of the most important skills for thriving in the 21st century. The skills of productive dialogue enable us to resolve conflict through non-violent means, empower us to participate in democratic processes and equip us to become collaborative agents in the on-going process of knowledge production….

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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, 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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