eLearning brings Geography to life in the classroom | Western Cape Education Department
eLearning brings Geography to life in the classroom

eLearning brings
Geography to life
in the classroom

Geography teachers recently had an opportunity to try out a selection of eLearning technologies they can use in their classrooms.

The interactive demonstrations, using tablets, were facilitated by the Metro Central eLearning advisers, Gail Valentyn and Husain Mollagee.

The eLearning activities incorporated 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.

The facilitators explained that an ideal eLesson enhances content using various digital tools to engage students in the lesson. A lesson must be structured in a way that extends the classroom (flipped classroom concept), ubiquitous learning, blended learning incorporating face-to-face and online access so that the lesson becomes learner-centred.

Penny Liknaitzky, the Subject Adviser for Geography in Metro Central, said the session was an extension of a General Education and Training (GET) meeting of Geography teachers at Alexander Sinton High School on 20 February 2019.

“Teachers were very engaged in the activities and inspired to introduce these technologies as a way of improving their classroom practice under the maxim that ‘if learners cannot learn by the way we teach, then we need to teach in the way they learn’.”