Empowering students to become the teachers of tomorrow

North-West University (NWU) students in the Faculty of Education pursuing African languages studies recently undertook an excursion tour to the Achterberg Camp and Conference Centre in Krugersdorp.

The aim of the tour was to empower the group of second and fourth-year students with academic skills, focusing on teamwork and ethical matters.

“The tour is part of our programme to enhance senior students’ readiness for the teaching profession, and to inspire junior students,” says Dr Queen Motsepe, lecturer and organiser of the excursion tour. She adds that the faculty wants to inculcate the notion of self-actualisation among students and motivate them as future teachers.

During the excursion expert presenters addressed various topics, including methods for teaching literature, how to deal with learners whose socio-economic challenges are hindering their performance, and time management.

“Students also participated in fun-filled games focusing on the qualities of a good teacher, such as self-discipline, professional conduct, taking instructions and how to work as a team towards achieving a common goal,” adds Dr Motsepe.


 African languages lecturers Kaka Mokakale, Dr Matome Mabiletja, Karabo Mangwekea and Hopolang Khanye.

Submitted on Tue, 04/11/2023 - 15:06