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Hidden Figures! Read story

See how Linda Bradfield at St Mary’s School, Waverley, Johannesburg engages her Grade 8 students in their self-eSTEAM programme (entrepreneurial mindset, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) underpinned by PBL and IBL.

Sustainable seas Read story

See how Claire Pattle at Thomas More College, Kloof, Durban engages her Grade 7s with inquiry-based learning in Natural Sciences. 

From Moon to Mars, Reaching for the Stars! Read story

See how Renée Harris, Lee-Anne Prinsloo and Abigail Mallows from Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School use IBL to teach GRADE 3 about The Solar System integrating all subjects across the curriculum.

Inquiring Insects Read story

See how Leigh Walker of Pridwin Preparatory School inspires her Grade 0 students to use their imaginations and to think out of the box in a magical minibeasts inquiry-based learning journey.

Dismantling Stereotypes Read story

See how Kirsten and Claire engaged Grade 8 learners in an incredible project-based learning journey to answer the question: "How might we break down stereotypes at St Dunstan's College?"

Chief of Classroom Curiosity Read story

See how Kerry-Ann van der Merwe who teaches Digital Technology (Grades 000 - 3) and Grade 5 Natural Science (IEB) at Steyn City School, Fourways, uses CURIOSITY to awaken her students’ minds and scaffold their learning through collaboration!

VR to bring History to life Read story

See how Robert Faltermeier from Jeppe Boys High School uses QR codes, Google Streetview, Expeditions and Cardboard to engage learners in his Grade 11 History classes.

Research Revamped Read story

See how Rika Kroon from Rhenish Girls’ High School in Stellenbosch, South Africa uses project-based learning to guide her Grade, 10 History students, in learning about Heritage.

Apartheid Divisions Read story

See how Warren Boardman-Smith from Western Province Preparatory teaches Social Sciences to Grade 6 & 7 using Google MyMaps and Classroom.

What does a Great Community look like? Read story

See how Karen De Villiers from Cannons Creek Primary School leverages technology and inquiry-based learning to teach GRADE 4 and Geography, History, Sciences, and PSW.

The Library: A hub for Social Justice Conversations Read story

See how Samantha Evans from St John's D.S.G. Junior School uses the library space to provide multiple opportunities for students to speak about social justice topics with the facilitation of the teacher, learning by and through conversation. 

Oh Sheet! Real world data engagement with Google Sheets Read story

See how Cindy Geldenhuys from Rondebosch Boys Preparatory School in Cape Town, uses Google Sheets to teach Grade 6 & 7 spreadsheet and data analysis skills in ICT, integrated with EMS.

PBL in Higher Ed Read story

See how Chris McWade from STADIO uses Cognitive Apprenticeship to teach University students.

Shaking things up! Read story

See how Claire Pattle from Thomas More College in Durban uses Google Workspace for education and other third-party apps to teach Grade 7 Geography through problem-based, design thinking.

Feeding the Homeless Read story

See how Adam Fairall from Reddam House Atlantic Sea Point teaches Grade 7 students to solve ‘real-world’ problems while working through various subjects within the curriculum.

Phonics Fun Read story

Take a look at how Grade 1’s from Durban Girls College use Group Teaching to learn, collaborate, and consolidate Phonics and Thinking Maps.

The Spark Behind the Spark Read story

See how Tracy Kirsten and Kathryn Bolton at St Mary’s, Kloof, Durban bring curiosity back to the science classroom using the 5E Model of Instruction for inquiry-based science education.

iDrama: Folktales Read story

See how Roché and her team of Art, Music and isiXhosa educators at Parklands College worked together to design and implement a Grade 6 PBL unit about folktales.  

Acute Lesson Read story

See how Shahnaaz Omarjee teaches types of triangles to Grade 6 mathematics students using project based learning and integrating it with coding.

Human Impact - a real difference to a real-world problem Read story

See how Cheryl Douglas uses inquiry-based learning, to teach Human Impact on the Environment in Grade 11 Life Sciences.

Comicon? Comicon! Read story

See how Mia Nixon from Holy Rosary School uses interactive comic books to teach Grade 8 and 9 History and English.

Imagine / Verbeel net... Read story

See how Micheal Vorster at Herzlia High School teaches Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans students with project based learning.

English, History & LO Path to Panem PBL Read story

See how Louis Pienaar, Lindsay Wesner and Leigh Morris taught Grade 9 English, History, Social Sciences and Life Orientation through the pedagogy of project-based learning at Parklands College, Cape Town, South Africa.

All Over Africa Read story

See how Lori and Gail from King David Sandton use PBL and technology to teach GRADE 4s about the magic that lies right on our doorstep, within Africa.

The Afrikaans Jedi Read story

See how Ilonka Poole from Greenside High uses gamification pedagogy to teach Grade 8 to 12 Afrikaans First Additional Language.

Apartheid State: GUILTY or NOT GUILTY…? Read story

See how Mark Andrews, a Senior Phase History and Geography teacher at King’s College and Preparatory School in Bryanston, Johannesburg uses music as the basis for teaching Grade 9 History.

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