Take a moment to imagine this

We can no longer afford to educate today's students for tomorrow's world with yesterday's schools.

John Chapin

So why do we care?

Now, more than ever, young people need a way to design their own lives as future leaders and to gain and develop the skills that will enable them to achieve their goals and be successful in their endeavours. We call these 21st Century skills. Whether a young person wants to start a business, be ready to enter the job market or further their education journey, our mission is to prepare them for their chosen future path. We want to see a nation of entrepreneurial citizens who are actively engaged in the economy. We want to see poverty and unemployment reduced by 90% by 2030 so that our great country is placed in a worthy position in the global community. And so the schooling process needs to change to ensure that young people are better prepared for the 21st century that is now so different. Teachers are the change agents who can make this possible and as such will help learners to be participants in their own learning process. Teachers will guide this process as they pivot their classrooms to being learner-centred where the learners become engaged and enthusiastic about schooling that is meaningful and purpose-driven.

Our solution:
Active Learning

A learner-centred methodology, focused on making the teacher a guide rather than the source of all knowledge and keeps learners actively involved in their education through self-teaching elements.

What it means for teachers

  • Give learners the opportunity to be creative
  • Provide learners with ways to develop a growth mindset
  • Teach learners to document and reflect on their learning
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What it means for learners

  • Critical & creative thinking & reasoning
  • A sense of connection through collaboration, communication and empathy
  • Character that fosters curiosity, resilience and good citizenship
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We are not just saying it; here's what we have been up to

28 Jul 2020
Grab the Opportunity – Keep Learners engaged!

COVID-19 has thrown a curved ball at us all and although this presents challenges, it also opens the door to exciting new opportunities. The trimmed COVID-19 response project is rolling out an ...

28 Jul 2020
E3 TeacherConnect Project Director

Who we are: E3 is a unit within the Department of Basic Education.  Its mandate is to train and support teachers in their changing role of preparing learners for ...

27 Jul 2020
E3 TeacherConnect Support Specialist

Who we are: E3 is a unit within the Department of Basic Education.  Its mandate is to train and support teachers in their changing role of preparing learners for ...

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