teachers workshopBuild and take home your own electronic device whilst learning how to teach electronics in line with the new CAPS curriculum!

Date: Saturday 2 August 2014
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road Observatory
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Cost: There is no charge. The value of this workshop is R60 per teacher. Spaces are limited to 30 teachers ONLY and booking will be on a first come first served basis.
Booking: carmen@ctsc.org.za or tel: 021 300 3200

The new CAPS curriculum in the Senior Phase now includes Technology. The grades 7 and 8 Technology curriculum needs to “demonstrate a simple electric circuit with an energy source (cell), switch, conductor and a light” (CAPS document).

Sunstep from Stellenbosch University was initiated in 1996 by the faculty of engineering to inspire and develop tomorrow’s engineers. They have been on the foreground of facilitating electronic workshops to educators and learners.
“The best way to improve the technological awareness and capability of learners is through hands-on experience. We have developed and refined a series of electronics kits which are both informative and easy to build. By training educators to assemble these kits, we give them an invaluable tool with which to teach their learners about the wonders of Science and Electronics. We specifically target Science learners in Grades 10 to 12, as well as Technology learners Grades 7 to 9”. (Sunstep)


09:00 – 09.30  Registration & Refreshments
09:30 – 09:40  Welcome
09:40 – 10:40  Hands-on electronics workshop
10:40 – 11:00  Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:50  Complete electronics workshop
11:50 – 12:00  Closing

The electronic kits as well as the Educator and Learner Manuals have been designed and written by SUNSTEP and approved by the Western Cape Education Department.