Thanks to a tried and tested methodology, the team at Mind Lab Australia is engaged in one of the greatest educational challenges of our time. At the heart of our work is the realization that the most appropriate way to learn is through a meaningful experience which may be mediated and which engages a person to want more.
The emphasis is on thinking games as an instrument of mediation and on the intentional action of the educator to mediate the relationship of stimulus, process, content and outcome with a young person initially through a game situation. The game is a privileged teaching resource because it enables live experiences that simulate the challenges of reality. It is fun, friendly, exciting, and thus can create a greater involvement and bonding in the teaching-learning relationship.
Our goal is to develop multiple skills in future generations, with a focus on implementation in other spheres of daily life that will help students maximize their potential, becoming more reflective, successful, contributing to the formation of happier people, who act with more respect towards their peers and seek to overcome educational and life challenges. For us "Education is Child's Play' and we take our students 'From the classroom to Real Life'.
In this way we are strong partners and contributors to the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians which commits "to supporting all young Australians to become successful learners,confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens." (MCEETYA Dec.2008 pp8-9)
Mind Lab has developed an innovative methodology that has achieved proven results around the world in the development of cognitive, social, emotional and ethical issues in children and adolescents aged 4 to 18 years.
The methodology is based on three fundamental pillars: Thinking Games, Meta-cognitive methods, and the development of the teacher as a Mediator.
In public and private education, from kindergarten to high school, Mind Lab is present in over 30 countries, where it is the world leader in the research and development of methodologies for the development of skills and competencies.
The project began in Australia in 2007 and is working in partnership with schools in educational development providing strong support in the delivery of the General Capabilities, Positive Education and Well-being and continuing professional development of teachers.