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Education Workshop #1 Teacher inductions and professionalisation

  • Holy Family College (Sisonke Hall) 40 Oxford Road Johannesburg, GP, 2193 South Africa (map)

Instill Education invites you to the first in a series of interactive workshops around improving the quality of teaching and school leadership in South Africa!

Over the past 4 years we’ve been working on two things; getting accredited as a higher education institution and developing an impactful, evidence-based in-service professional development model. Throughout this process we have consistently heard the same messages. In all but the most exceptional of cases, teachers and school leaders aren’t receiving the professional development they need and schools don’t know where to turn for the right support. We hope that by bringing together the right people, we can strengthen networks and share ideas in an informal and collaborative setting. 


Prof Sarah Gravett - Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg
In recent years Prof Gravett’s research focus has been on teacher education. She is the author and co-author of several books and articles on teaching and learning and related themes. In 2009-2011 she led a research project on “Learning to become a teacher: Novice teachers entering the teaching profession”, commissioned by the Gauteng Department of Education. She also led a research project on the establishing of teaching schools in South Africa, commissioned by the Department of Higher Education and Training (with a European Union Grant) – the work is still ongoing. Currently. She also leads a project related to training of mentor teachers – the teachers who oversee student teachers’ placement in schools for practicum.

Dudu Makhari - Founder of 18 Area Education. A Gordon Institute of Business Science MBA holder, operating in various senior to executive management positions in organizations, and as a Partner at a consulting firm and serving on Boards of companies. Her current projects include NECT – 21st Century Sandbox School Project, PfP – Business Partner to the Principle of Bonwelong Primary, Mmolo Mhlaba – Board Member, Junior Achievement SA – Board Member. Previous Education credentials include CEO of the Click Foundation, Project Manager – Reorganisation of Schools Project – Gauteng Department of Education, Gauteng Provincial Manager – Data Driven Districts

Des Hugo - Academic Director Elementary Education - Nova Pioneer Schools for Innovators and Leaders. With 35 years experience in education in SA, she has worked across all phases in both state and independent schools. Des holds a higher diploma and Masters degree in education, and is registered for her PhD in education with UCT. Her role at Nova Pioneer includes leading the design, development, and supportive implementation of all aspects of the academic program and modeling across the network in both SA and Kenya.

Speakers will share insights from their work in the teacher and school leadership development space, followed by problem-solving break-out groups and Q&A. Pizza, drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Doors open at 17h30. To confirm your space, please register by clicking the button below.

Please send questions to Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so book now to avoid disappointment!