Female power in the STEM classroom

This Women’s Month we proudly present women members of our Movement who can’t wait to start their teaching career and bring their STEM and digital skills to South African schools! These young women are passionate about preparing learners and teachers for the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and are planning to be lifelong learners themselves.

Are you looking to fill your vacancies with 21st century teaching talent or do you need support to guide your teachers on the digital teaching & learning path?  Just contact us at info@flyingcowsofjozi.co.za and we’ll connect you to these great candidates!

  • Nelly Mofokeng: Bachelor of Education (BEd) in FET and Senior Phase,  Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Computer Application Technology (CAT) currently busy with her BEd Honours Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Education specialising in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Education.
  • Mafusi Mpelane: BEd in FET and Senior phase,  Life Sciences, Natural Science and CAT as well as a BEd Honours STEM Education specialising in ICT in Education
  • Veronica Manaka: BEd in FET and Senior Phase, Economics, Economics and Management Sciences and CAT.
  • Millicent Thabete: BEd in Psychology (Life Orientation) and CAT followed by BEd Honours STEM Education specialising in ICT in Education.

Nelly Mofokeng

Nelly Mofokeng is a passionate young woman who loves how as a teacher she can change the world by contributing to the growth of young people’s minds, character and 21st century skills and help them find their place in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Nelly is currently doing her BEd Honours STEM Education specialising in ICT in Education after completing her Bachelor of Education in FET and Senior Phase last year where she majored in Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and CAT.

At the University of Johannesburg Nelly tutors 4th year BEd and PGCE students in Life Sciences Methodology and Practicum.

For Flying Cows of Jozi Nelly successfully trained as facilitator for our client ITSI. For their Learning Hacks programme she learned about theoretical concepts like growth mindset, neuroplasticity and the creation of new neural pathways. This training equipped Nelly to share brain and study facts with primary and secondary school learners to help them to improve their learning methods and study results

Mafusi Mpelane

Mafusi believes that teaching and learning of STEM disciplines provides solutions to the current global challenges; from social injustice, health, infrastructure to improving the economy. Today’s world needs citizens with 21st century skills and these skills are paramount in STEM.

She holds a BEd in FET and Senior phase specialising in Life Sciences, Natural Science and CAT as well as a BEd Honours STEM in ICT in Education from the University of Johannesburg.

During her years at the University of Johannesburg Mafusi has been active as academic advisor and as tutor for Life Sciences and Natural Sciences and Technology.

While working on the Flying Cows team for our client Vodacom, Mafusi trained Department of Basic Education (DBE) teacher development centre managers on the use of digital tools, showing how comfortable she is sharing her digital skills with learners, teachers and senior education officials alike.

Veronica Manaka

Veronica enjoys working with children and helping them reach their dreams through education, making the world a better place. She aims to be a lifelong learner, pursuing new opportunities to grow and develop as a professional.

She has completed her Bachelor of Education in FET and Senior Phase last year where she majored in Economics, Economics and Management Sciences and CAT.

Veronica already has experience teaching Economics and CAT to grades 8-12 and has shown her versatility by teaching Life Orientation and Like Skills as a substitute teacher in grades 4,5 & 7.

For one of our clients Veronica was part of the Flying Cows of Jozi team that assessed how teachers integrate digital tools in their teaching practice in a number of schools in the Garankuwe area.

Millicent Thabete

Millicent aims to be a change agent in education ensuring that each and every learner in South Africa regardless of their socio-cultural background acquires computer skills as early as possible to be equipped for the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

In 2018 Millicent completed her BEd in Psychology (Life Orientation) and CAT followed by her BEd Honours STEM Education specialising in Information & Communication Technology.

During her studies at the University of Johannesburg she was active as a tutor for her fellow students and currently she does an internship as Instructional Designer at UJ assisting lecturers in the use of the digital Blackboard tools for teaching and learning.

For Flying Cows of Jozi Millicent successfully trained as facilitator for our client ITSI. For their Learning Hacks programme she learned about theoretical concepts like growth mindset, neuroplasticity and the creation of new neural pathways. This training equipped her to share brain and study facts with primary and secondary school learners to help them to improve their learning methods and study results

 

 

2 thoughts on “Female power in the STEM classroom

  1. Sammy Khoza says:

    I am impressed because I for one I am a lecturer at HEI in STEM as well as TVET education. It is good to see female students coming up the ranks in the STEM fields. My hope is that they run with it until postgraduate level and own the space. It is high time.

    1. Flying Cows of Jozi says:

      Thanks for the great feedback Sammy! Do you also find more female students at your STEM lectures?

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