Sol Plaatje University’s School of Education (SPU SoE) and the Northern Cape Department of Education (NC DoE) invite you to a virtual celebration of World Teacher’s Day.
In 1994 UNESCO established World Teachers’ Day to appreciate the world’s educators and commemorate the teaching profession every year on 5 October.
The World Teachers’ Day theme for 2020 is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future” and the Department of Basic Education decided to observe the month of October as Teachers’ month.
To this end the NC DoE has lined up activities to commemorate educators throughout the month of October. As part of these activities the NC DoE and the SPU School of Education will host a virtual programme to celebrate our teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.
We are honoured to host Professor Aileen Kennedy of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland to share her work in teacher education and professional development in the global north. The programme will also feature the voices of our current and former students as potential and new members of the teaching profession.
The event will take place as follows:
Date: 8 October 2020
Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Venue: Microsoft Teams (Click here to join the event)
About Professor Aileen Kennedy
Aileen Kennedy is Professor of Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow – a University committed to socially progressive values. She is currently the Director of Teacher Education for the School of Education, working collaboratively with colleagues and wider stakeholders to enhance and promote the University’s work in teacher education policy and pedagogy.
She views teaching as a powerful means of addressing disadvantage, and is committed to developing activist and transformative approaches to teacher education. Prior to entering academia she worked originally as a primary teacher and then as a Professional Officer with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Her research focuses on how teachers learn, and the policy context within which that learning happens.
She is co-Principal Investigator of the ‘Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education’ (MQuITE) project, Managing Editor of Professional Development in Education, co-convener of the Scottish Educational Research Association’s Teacher Education Network and a member of the Global Teacher Education Consortium.
Opening remarks Dr B Moreeng (SPU)
Welcome Prof Baxen (SPU DVC Academic)
NC DoE Mr S Beuzana (Acting HoD)
NC DoE guest NC MEC Education
Teacher SPU SoE alumnus/ NC DoE employee – Mr Thato Kesekile
SPU Final year student teacher Ms R Carlo
Introduction of guest speaker Prof A Msimanga (Head of School)
Guest speaker Prof A Kennedy
Closing remarks Dr M Papashane (SPU)
Vote of thanks Dr W Botes (SPU)
For more information contact:
Tel: +27(0)53-491-0249 / +27732691760