As a result of a collaborative project between Stellenbosch University and the Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany), South African and German education students have the opportunity to see how work-integrated learning (in popular terms 'proef') is done in each other's country. During August and September four education students from the Humboldt University in Berlin visited Stellenbosch University and did part of their practical training by accompanying four BEd SU students to Western Cape schools.
Two of the German students (Julia Ruleva and André Froelich) with SU student Nicole Minnies at the school where Nicole did her work-integrated learning. Photo: Public Domain
The German students in action at the school. On the left is Sophia Dilba and Julia Schleiffer and on the right André Froelich and Sophia Dilba. Photo: Public Domain
Prior to their arrival, four third-year Stellenbosch students were selected to pair up with the German students. These SU students will now fly to Berlin in January 2020 to do part of their practical teaching in German schools. The Stellenbosch students are currently in their third year and were selected based on their ideas on, and arguments for multilingual education. The successful students who will travel to Berlin in January 2020, are Delmé Barkhuizen, Nicole Minnies, Rozanne Theron and Alexa Plaatjies.
Prof. Christa van der Walt (centre back) with the four SU students who will travel to Berlin in January 2020: Delmé Barkhuizen, Nicole Minnies, Rozanne Theron and Alexa Plaatjies. Photo: Public Domain