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Logo6 July 2017 - The Global Teachers Insititute (GTI) AXIS Summit is a four day convergence of students, teachers and school leaders from throughout South Africa and around the world taking place from 17 to 20 July 2017 at the University of Witwatersrand.

Through a series of concurrent events each tailored to a particular audience (e.g. pre-service teachers) that culminates in the cross-cutting AXIS Education Forum, the Summit aims to allow educators at any stage in their career an opportunity to develop, collaborate, across age and professional and work towards a new vision for education with other educational stakeholders.

This year’s theme is Liberating Learning. Education needs to be more than what happens in the classroom, and teacher development needs to be more than focusing on curriculum and content. We will explore multiple ways learning can be liberated from these contexts to create a generation of adults who can act as global agents of change in our communities, and in society as a whole.


The 2017 GTI AXIS Summit core tracks

Aspiring Teachers Convention (17 – 20 July)
The Aspiring Teachers Convention gathers young and aspiring teachers to collaborate, share, learn and grow with their peers and master educators from around the world. Through workshops, plenaries, and experiential learning, participants will have the opportunity to reflect deeply on their own teaching practice while developing the necessary skills for transformative 21st century teaching.

Educators Imbizo (18 – 20 July)
This track features a series of interactive workshops for in-service teachers and school leaders with the aim of sharing and integrating effective practices into broader national education policy decisions.
Specialised workshops will also be held for school leaders and heads of department in transformative leadership. It aims to give leaders a greater understanding of themselves and their personal and professional motives and how to use oneself as an instrument of leadership in the 21st century.

AXIS Education Forum (18 July – afternoon)
AXIS Education Forum is a half-day convergence of students, teachers, school leaders, academics, and citizens invested in educational transformation in South Africa, where attendees engage in dynamic conversations and create new platforms and initiatives to drive education transformation. Delegates from both the Aspiring Teachers Convention and the Educators Imbizo will all attend the Forum. The Forum will also be open to the public.

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About the Global Teachers Institute

The mission of the Global Teachers Institute is to strengthen teacher capacity in South Africa and across the world by changing the way we train teachers. GTI aims to empower student teachers, current faculty, school leaders, and education organizations globally by refocusing teacher training and professional development on ideas of consciousness development and social change.


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