Advancing Educational Knowledge in Africa

Basic Education

Basic Education: Identifying strategies to empower leaders, teachers and learners   

DAY 1: 12 July

11h30 – 12h15:

Mind the gap: Helping you prepare intermediate phase learners for higher grades.

How to ease the transition :

  • Strategies to heighten  associate pedagogy, language and thinking methodologies

12h45 – 13h30:

Improving literacy rates and critical thinking through improved pedagogy, in resourced and under-resourced schools

14h00 – 14h45:

Parents: the missing link in education.

Understanding the role of parents to support in-school learning activities and the overall development of the learner.

Speaker: Karina Strydom, CEO, Brainboosters

15h15 – 16h00:

STEAM Focus Feature: Developing creativity, curiosity and human engagement

Speaker: Nirmala Sankaran, Founder, Hey Math

16h15 – 17h00:

Exploring systems of reward and discipline: How to ensure you effective change behaviour without long term negative effects

Speaker: Shakira Akabor, PHD Student, UNISA


NETWORKING COCKTAIL EVENING: Visitor Lunch Area, EduWeek Exhibition


EDUWEEK AWARDS GALA DINNER (Ticket holders only: Contact for more information)

DAY 2: 13 July

11h00 – 11h40: 

Strategic leadership: Improving the results of your matrics  through deploying teachers effectively, maximising school resource allocation and understanding the reasons for poor results

12h05 – 12h45:

Providing you with learning and teaching support material to effectively teach across all learning subjects in CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements)

Speakers: Heleen Johnson, Occupational Therapy Consultant, Educanda

13h10 – 13h50: 

Toolkits for teachers to improve literacy rates, problem solving and reading comprehension using latest blended learning techniques

Speaker: Marlena Kruger, CEO & Founder, Mind Unique

 14h15 – 14h55:

Embedding Global Competencies in teaching practices: Equipping teachers with the toolkits to ensure students learn globally relevant skills through updated pedagogy and relevant learning support

Speaker: Dylan Busa, Independent Consultant, Wits University

15h15 – 16h00:

Closing Keynote & Final Remarks