Riding the education wave

| April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nearly 160 000 learners in Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North West provinces have benefited from the Edu-bike Africa programme to date, and now Kearsney College in Botha’s Hill has partnered with Education Africa and the Department of Education’s Pinetown District to launch it in KwaZulu-Natal.

Sixty-four educators from 27 schools in the Pinetown district have attended two workshops, which introduced the outreach programme to the province. They are the initial group selected from 450 schools in the district. Kearsney plans to host a further workshops during 2011.

With an outcomes-based focus to promote entrepreneurial skills, Edu-bike Africa offers a series of 30 prepared lessons of 35 minutes each, developed around the topic of bicycles. The lessons are interactive and promote comprehension and the acquisition of a rich variety of skills. Mathematical calculations, measurement and problem-solving activities will also encourage learners to work as teams, guided by supplementary learner and facilitator books.

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