I4P Seminar: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher in the Context of South Africa

11th Dec 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Faculty of Education

Sinobia Kenny will talk about  the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Schools Enrichment Centre (AIMSSEC) and her dissertation study (MA Education, Edge Hill University) and other research undertaken to enable teachers (and herself) find their voice in South Africa.

She adds: “Twenty plus years after apartheid we continue to struggle to express ourselves as teachers. My view is that we are trying to find our professional identity and during the process of CPD, shape and steer it. The professional development course at AIMSSEC, in my view, is a catalyst to finding our professional identity.”

Programme

  • 12.30pm – Registration and refreshments
  • 1.00pm – Start
  • 2.00pm – Close

This event is FREE but please register your place.

Sinobia started her teaching career as a mathematics and science teacher in a disadvantaged community in the Cape Flats, South Africa. She broadened her experience as a secondary school mathematics teacher and a Director of Studies in inner city schools in London, and later as mathematics teaching and learning consultant for a local authority in London.

She returned to South Africa in 2012 as a lecturer at AIMSSEC, the teacher training component of AIMS South Africa, with responsibilities as Senior Programme Coordinator and Strategic Lead for Work Integrated Learning. She is a Council Member of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa and the Chair of the AIMS Teacher Training Committee across six African countries.

In 2017, AIMS South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) forwarded a joint expression of interest to host a Centre for Education in Science for Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe (CESAME) with a pedagogical focus on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE). Sinobia was part of a delegation tasked to represent a collaboration of like-minded institutions at the African European Mediterranean Academies for Science Education (AEMASE) III Conference in Paris, France.

I4P is Edge Hill University’s cross-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative established in 2013. The Institute is committed to exploring the opportunities for cross sector collaboration and co-operation and to draw on the experience of practitioners as well as academic researchers to inform new ways of working and learning.  For more information please follow this link: EHU/I4P