WE LEARN

Personal / Professional Development

We recognise the unique challenges of young people and have discovered the depth of young people’s wounds, which should not be taken for granted. Personal Development is a key aspect of life for all people to move their own life towards a desired direction. Through the experiential learning method, – we do this in a fun way, group life skills sessions, which develop a peer to peer atmosphere for further learning. We also provide continuous professional development (including time management, budgeting skills, learning styles….

MTAT strives to be more than a professional learning community – we take pride in the fact that we create a sense of family. As followers of Christ , we continue to foster a Biblical Worldview and walk a road with individuals and the group to continuously contribute to their spiritual formation

WE TEACH

Teaching Practice

Interns spend 30 to 40 hours per week in the classroom under the supervision of an assigned mentor or mentors. The “teaching practical” time will possibly be one of the most exciting times in their studies towards their chosen profession. Stepping into the role of a teacher and being able to link the theory with the practical in a supportive environment will be a platform that not only directs them into teaching but launch them into confident classroom practitioners.

WE STUDY

Academic Participation – Studying through Unisa or NWU

Interns register with higher education institutions (eg. UNISA, Embury, or NWU) to acquire knowledge of particular subject matter for accredited academic progression and to complete a qualification in teaching. Our role in this regard is to provide constant academic support and facilitate peer learning. Professional assistance is also sought to provide additional support for specific challenges experienced by interns which includes writing skills, tackling questions, and exam preparation.

As a member of our program we endeavour to assist as much as we can with our interns’ distance learning.

WE SERVE

Service-learning

Students are challenged to engage with partner schools on a continuous base or during a remote placement period. This provides valuable exposure to both the partner school as the student on internship. Key to the process is to foster social consciousness, establish an understanding of community development challenges and social issues confronted in an African and global context.

Outcomes
· To engage in conversations about the complex history of education in South Africa;
· To enrich their own SA citizenship capacity through encounters with community organizations, community issues, and community members;
· To learn through serving in SA schools;
· To become aware of the great potential of partnerships between private schools / NGOs and public schools;
· To take responsibility for educational excellence in SA schools; and
· To cultivate individual and collaborative reflection on how to create positive societal transformation in SA communities.