Parent Guardian Workshop
Are South African kids being adequately prepared in the sciences to compete in a highly competitive workforce? We want teachers to be enthusiastic about science again. At Xperiland we want to foster the love of science. Here we will show these young people that science is important in their lives. It isn’t just another science class.
Statistic shows that at least one-third of all students entering higher education programs today need some kind of remedial or developmental course work. That fact underscores a worry about a widening science-skills gap that is shared by many parents and educators and some in business and academia.
In the Foundation phase schools now, the push is often for reading and math minutes. And science and social studies often get left out because there is just not enough time. This is unfortunate, because often kids can’t help themselves but be curious about the natural world.
This science workshop is about using imaginative experimentation to spark learning, and to counter the idea that science is a set of known facts that students should sit back quietly and receive from on high.
This is also an excellent opportunity for your child to experience how science is taught within further education and encourage them to think about the future of their education beyond school.
Our Young Explorers and their parent(s) use lab tools to conduct science experiments, explore nature and create science-based art. Fun for kids and parents. So, the shift in vision by Xperiland is to put kids in more active charge of exploring and learning their worlds.
At least one parent/guardian must attend.
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 5 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 120
- Assessments Self