Last month, the Global Teachers Institute sent South African student teachers to Chicago to participate in our annual global teaching internship. The program places our student teachers in host schools throughout the U.S. where they can observe and practice teaching in American classrooms. The Chicago program took place at Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale South High […]
Archive | October, 2016
Education has alienated us from our natural selves. Here’s how we fix it.
By Khayakazi Mbunyuza on 18th October 2016 in News
While growing up, I attended primary school in both township and rural settings. In these schools, I was constantly taught using rote learning. As learners, we spent an incredible amount of time memorising and regurgitating information without making sense of it, analysing it or even knowing what to do with it once memorised. It […]
The realities of teaching: our conversation with Mlungisi Magagula
By Khayakazi Mbunyuza on 2nd October 2016 in News
Mlungisi Magugula currently teaches at Kwazamokuhle secondary school. He is studying towards his Bachelors in education (B.ed) at Wits University and is also a part-time student at UNISA. During our Axis Summit this July, he presented a workshop on confronting the hard realities of teaching. In our conversation below, he speaks about his experiences as a […]