Thinking Schools South Africa (TSSA) is a non-profit organization that empowers schools to grow a culture of explicit thinking so that students become independent life-long learners. TSSA has a successful model of “how” to deliver the CAPS requirements of developing critical and creative, independent and interdependent thinking skills, which is accredited by the University of Exeter and parallels Harvard University’s Ground Zero approach of developing a visible Thinking Culture.

Key elements of the TSSA approach are: sustainable whole school transformation, globally tried and tested methodologies, and local communities of practice. Because TSSA Trainers are teachers, too, they have a wealth of practical experience. Only TSSA supports you for the on-going journey from Strategy to Training to Sustainable Implementation.  We are a Community of Practice with TSSA Trainers who are Teachers in
Thinking Schools, to pay forward shared best practice from Houghton to Khayelitsha.

NGO, PBO and SACE Registered, every cent is reinvested in South Africa to empower a thinking generation.

Top 3 Student Thinking Strategies for Success Online Workshop

The FIRST Global Thinking Schools Course of its kind, where you will hear from Student Drive Teams from Grade 0 to 12 who have Active Student Voice in their schools.

A 6-week course to re-energize and re-direct your teaching and learning to be more effective.

Click here to watch a short Promotional video about this online workshop:

Why not answer our interactive questionnaire now?

Welcome to Teaching Schools South Africa’s online survey. This survey is designed to find out from you what you feel are the most important approaches to developing thinking skills in our students. You can answer as many or as few questions as you like, plus we would love for you to add your own suggestions too.

“The reason I drawn to TSSA is this novel idea that in matters social as well as educational, the best tool as our disposal as human beings is to think our way out of problems; far too much emphasis in South Africa education is on coverage of content and too little on the underlying thinking skills crucial for understanding complex scholarly and social problems” – Professor Johathan Jansen, TSSA Patron

“TSSA’s work is critical in building the capacity of teaches to foster thinking skills across the curriculum” – Mary Metcalfe