Between 26 and 28 January, 50 provincial and district officials from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) participated in a three-day workshop on the establishment of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Facilitated by MIET AFRICA, the workshop was also attended by Mr Dhladhla, CES Professional Continuing Professional Teacher Development at the Department of Basic Education (DBE); Mr. Manganye, Head of Teacher Development at KZN Department of Education (KZNDoE) and Mr Vande Walle, Education Advisor at VVOB (funding partner). The workshop was the first in a series of two, with the second workshop planned for early March.
During the workshop, participants used the DBE’s Guidelines on the Establishment of PLCs to explore the defining characteristics of PLCs. A video of a Free State ‘PLC in action’ kick-started discussions around how PLCs work in practice and the challenges they could face.
Based on this initial understanding of PLCs,