GTI Axis Summit 2018

The GTI AXIS Summit is a convergence of students, teachers and school leaders from throughout South Africa and around the world. This year’s Summit will place from 10 to 12 July 2018 at the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Education.

Through a series of concurrent events each tailored to a particular audience (e.g. pre-service teachers) that culminates in the cross-cutting Axis Education Forum, the Summit aims to allow educators at any stage in their career an opportunity to develop, collaborate, across age and professional and work towards a new vision for education with other educational stakeholders.

This year’s theme is Aspire. Build. Collaborate. Education needs to be more than what happens in the classroom, and teacher development needs to be more than focusing on curriculum and content. We will explore multiple ways learning can be liberated from these contexts to create a generation of adults who can act as global agents of change in our communities, and in society as a whole.



Over 600 people passionate about transforming education attended AXIS Education Summit 2016 under the theme “Realising a New Story for Education”.  Watch this 5-minute video to get the highlights of how Summit delegates are leading the change for a new and positive narrative for education

The 2017 GTI AXIS Summit featured the following core tracks:

The Aspiring Teachers Convention gathered young and aspiring teachers to collaborate, share, learn and grow with their peers and master educators from around the world. Through workshops, plenaries, and experiential learning, participants will had the opportunity to reflect deeply on their own teaching practice while developing the necessary skills for transformative 21st century teaching.

This track featured a series of interactive workshops for in-service teachers and school leaders with the aim of sharing and integrating effective practices into broader national education policy decisions.

Specialised workshops were also held for school leaders and heads of department in transformative leadership. Leaders gained a greater understanding of themselves and their personal and professional motives and how to use oneself as an instrument of leadership in the 21st century.

Axis Education Forum was a half-day convergence of students, teachers, school leaders, academics, and citizens invested in educational transformation in South Africa, where attendees engaged in dynamic conversations and created new platforms and initiatives to drive education transformation.   Delegates from both the Aspiring Teachers Convention and the Educators Imbizo also attended the Forum along with other education non-profits, government and civil society stakeholders.