Teaching educators

2017-03-02 06:00
Mpumie Bhonyongo from Zanemfudo Primary School in Phillipi conducting a scientific experience at iThemba Labs.

Mpumie Bhonyongo from Zanemfudo Primary School in Phillipi conducting a scientific experience at iThemba Labs.

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More than sixty educators benefitted from a science workshop hosted by iThemba LABS at the Metro South Education District offices recently.

iThemba LABS is a multi-disciplinary National Research facility administered by the National Research Foundation (NRF).

Ambrose Yaga who heads the Community Interaction and Training (CIT) said one of their objectives is “to positively impact science education and learning in our local high and primary schools.”

“We rolled out a senior phase (Grade 7 - 9) educator science workshop for our local schools and it was well received,” said Ambrose.

The workshop was done in consultation with the Metro South Education District through its Science Curriculum Advisory Offices.

“In these workshops teachers come and do curriculum prescribed, hands-on practical experiments, using easy to get hold of home and laboratory materials,” said Ambrose.

She said the aim was for teachers to learn and reciprocate it to their schools and learners as one of the steps towards tackling science teaching challenges faced by educators.

Educators were drawn from areas such as Philippi, Mitchells Plain, Tafelsig and Nyanga.

“Through this intervention iThemba LABS will also increase its foot prints and reach to some areas in the Eastern Cape through a collaboration with the Eastern Cape Education Department.

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