TOGI Head of Intermediate Phase attended the Education Association of South Africa (EASA) conference from 12 – 15 January 2020, hosted by the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley. Dr. Georina Westraadt presented a paper titled: The rationale for, and implementation of online learning.’ There was great interest shown from delegates in the work done at TOGI. Included in the conference, was a guided tour of the brand new campus of the university, boasting modern buildings and the latest equipment and technology
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The Education Association of South Africa (EASA) is an inclusive network of academics, researchers, and practitioners who all prioritize education, particularly education in South Africa. By means of active exchange and critique of hypotheses, theories, and practices, EASA-members strive to promote excellence in education-related research and science.
EASA hosts an annual conference (generally in January) and this event offers a platform for spirited debate about education, past and present, and how this might best inform future education and necessary social change. A recurring joy at EASA conferences are the multiple voices that participate, including those of students, teachers, principals, and seasoned and emerging researchers/academics – these multiple voices stimulate nuanced and relevant, but also provocative learninghttp://www.easa.ac.za/about/
More on Dr. Georina Westraadt
D Ed (CPUT), M Ed cum laude (CPUT), has been involved as senior lecturer in teacher training in art education for B Ed programmes at pre- and postgraduate levels. Before taking up a lecturing career with CPUT, she taught art at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. After completing a teacher’s diploma (Paarl Training College) a further diploma in art education (Cape Town Training College, Mowbray) followed, and then a BA (UNISA), Theory of Music (UNISA) and in 2006 an Associate in Singing at Trinity College of London. Dr Westraadt has published a textbook on art education (2015) in Afrikaans, Die Onderrig van Visuele Kuns in die Laerskool (translated into English as Art Education in the Primary School). Several textbook chapters followed as well as academic papers at national and international conferences. Dr Westraadt has published articles on art education in educational journals, conference proceedings and scholarly publications. In 2015 Dr Westraadt was the recipient of the CPUT Education Faculty Distinguished Teacher Award and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Edulearn Lifetime Achiever Award.
Fields of expertise include: Art Education, visual literacy, mentoring, service learning, curriculum design and development, as well as staff development.