Values-driven education takes root at school across the province
31 October 2019
A number of schools have responded to the WCED’s call for schools to actively promote values-driven learning.
Schools have been asked to identify 12 values that symbolise and characterise the values that they want to espouse and then showcase these values in various ways.
Ms Horak, a teacher at Bergvliet High, said the school started small and are taking one “value” each month by launching awareness campaigns in the form of video's, posters and informal talks.
“We are in the process of creating a “value corridor. Trees have been painted on a wall and our learners put their painted hands on the tree and write “values” which they feel are most important to them in their lives.
“This will create a sense of inclusion, making learners feel that they are valued at Bergvliet High,” she said.
Imperial Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain is also showing clear signs that the school champions basic principles and lofty ideals for learners, teachers, parents and all stakeholders.
“Walls and murals are no magic wand, but it could be start of creating an awareness. This is our beginning at Imperial Primary,” said Deputy Principal Alfonso Smith. He added that when it came to changing mindsets and supporting the WCED’s Transform to Perform strategy, you have to be in the game to even stand a chance.
Well done to Bergvliet High and Imperial Primary for the creative and interactive means they are using to get learners to demonstrate and talk about values.
All schools are encouraged to let us know how they are showcasing values at their institution.