Critical Minds – A Reason to Learn
Critical minds is a holistic teaching approach where learners are given a reason to put their newly acquired skills, competencies and knowledge to practice. This is a multi-level and all-rounder initiative where students use a series of skills to deal with diverse learning experiences in order to create something purposeful in just a few steps. This problem-solving process is targeted through a set of missions which present situations of a physical, social or environmental nature. This leads learners to brainstorm possible outcomes in small collaborative groups; helps learners make use of a blend of scientific, design & technology, mathematical, home-engineering, and literacy skills and knowledge to come up with and build a final product / prototype to complete the mission. Critical Minds does not only give an opportunity for educators to collaborate but also helps learners take the lead in learning and become pro-active citizens eager to contribute towards a better world.