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Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part Seven…history crucial to know where to go

THE school curriculum teaches all subjects except local languages, using the medium of English.  In fact the author remembers that during his school days even Shona and Ndebele, the two local languages taught in Zimbabwean schools then, were taught in English.  Even the question papers were...

Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part Six …from Euro to Afro-centric educational content

IN the next episodes of our discussion on heritage-based teaching and learning, we shall look at aspects of our African culture and traditions which must inform and underpin our educational content.  We shall highlight how our cultural norms and values have been down-trodden and virtually...

Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part Five…colonial names out, in comes African heritage content

IN this fifth episode of our discussion on heritage teaching and learning we focus on the importance of re-affirming our African identity beyond skin colour.  Using local languages as media of instruction and re-naming schools are part of reclaiming our African heritage.  We must assert right...

Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part Four…education for hard work, not ‘minana’

IN the previous episode of our discussion on heritage-based teaching and learning, we showed how the heritage of a foreign Anglo-Saxon language, English, was used by Zimbabwe’s erstwhile colonisers to destroy African socio-cultural norms and values.  This situation is well-captured in the common saying by...

Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part Three …false comfort of Zimbabwe’s elitists education

IN this third episode of our discussion, we continue to expose the shortcomings of the colonial Education 3.0, which most Zimbabwean Africans have embraced as the route to socio-economic ‘Canaan’ or ‘the promised land’.  The heritage base of Zimbabwe’s education system throughout the colonial period...

Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part Two…exorcising the ghost of Education 3.0

IN this series of discussions, we are interrogating heritage-based teaching and learning which anchors Education 5.0.  Our heritage is our tangible and intangible asset.  These include, but are not limited to, the various dimensions of our environment; the physical, cultural and spiritual.  It is here argued the...

Heritage-based teaching and learning: Part One…new curriculum thrust for vision 2030

THE Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, has successfully launched the new education curriculum design dubbed Education 5.0 to distinguish it from the old system, Education 3.0 which Zimbabwe inherited from the colonial era and perpetuated...

Education 5.0 and Vision 2030…re-configuring Zim university degrees

THE Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira, hogged the limelight and drew mixed feelings from the public for announcing that ‘useless’ degrees would soon be dropped from our universities.  The media is awash with the news that Government...

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