Midlands Meander Education Project

Methodology

Our magic

In response to the difficulties facing our education system, the MMEP developed a programme that supports teachers, addresses gaps in education and aims to engage learners in their education by bringing learning to life through creative lessons. Facilitators use a variety of methodologies, games and activities to appeal to different learning styles (kinesthetic, audio, visual, tactile), incorporate left and right brain integration exercises, discuss and work with values and emotions, include quiet time to bring focus and promote mindful awareness as a practice.

The MMEP lessons also foster self-reliance, self- worth, self-confidence and initiative. Through our educational approach, learners build their competence in subjects through practical experience, improve their vocabulary, develop general knowledge and improve their problem-solving and mediation skills. Our teaching methods address the holistic development of children and aim to encourage their capabilties, curiosity and creativity.

The MMEP education philosophy is based on the premise that “Each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning.”

The MMEP is having an acknowledged impact on child education in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Our method of co-teaching is reaping benefits for both the learners and teachers. We need to continue to provide meaningful skills education using a holistic approach and a variety of educational methodologies to bridge educational gaps in 20 schools in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands reaching over 6000 children annually.

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