Any teacher or parent understands that education is at the heart of the cultural and behavioural change necessary for humanity to become a sustainable species.
BIOMIMICRY WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS
BiomimicrySA ran the first Biomimicry Educators Workshop for high-school educators in July 2014 in KZN and the second in August 2015 in Cape Town. We have since held annual Biomimicry Educators Training workshop as well as smaller local workshops for schools/teachers. The course is run by local Biomimicry Professionals and Practitioners. This workshop is aimed at high school and university educators, and is valuable for all schools, university departments or individual educators wanting to include biomimicry in their education curriculum. It is also highly relevant for environmental educators and home-schoolers.
Integrating Biomimicry Into Your Curriculum
A leader in integrating biomimicry into the (IEB High School) curriculum is Claire Weerepas - head of Life Sciences at St.Alban's College in Pretoria. She received the global biomimicry award in 2013 as "Biomimicry Educator of the Year". Many IEB schools have followed her lead in ensuring biomimicry is part of the curriculum, including Michaelhouse, Hilton and Bishops. Other schools who have attended biomimicry educator training include Crawford College La Lucia, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Durban Girls College, and many more. Organisations that teach biomimicry as part of environmental education include WESSA, RandWater, City of Cape Town EE, and more. Please contact us if you are interested in integrating biomimicry into your curriculum.
SACE AcCredited Educators Workshop
We are pleased to offer a SACE accredited (5CPTD points) workshop for educators as from 2017. This workshop focuses on how to integrate biomimicry into the curriculum and is aimed at teachers at schools in South Africa.
Biomimicry is applicable to all subjects but mostly to the following subjects:
- Life Sciences, Sciences, Technology, Design, Art, Engineering, Architecture, Business, Economics, Environmental Education, Innovation, Systems Thinking, interdisciplinary programs and creativity.
The course covers the theory and practice of biomimicry, includes interactive exercises and outdoor activities and demonstrates biomimicry as a focus for problem-based and inter-disciplinary teaching and learning. The course culminates in participants designing and presenting a biomimicry-based learning event for their context.
Workbooks and extensive teaching and learning resources are provided.
More details will be provided on enquiry/application.
TO BOOK THIS WORKSHOP
Email Biomimicry Educator: Barbara Jones on bemjones[a]telkomsa.net
High School Biomimicry Workshop
Scholars + Educators Biomimicry Workhsop