Ms Joni van Heerden
Tel: +27 (0)43 704 7223
I graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree in 2007 at the University of Fort Hare. In 2008 I completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Afrikaans and am currently busy completing my Masters.
I joined the TLC in 2006 as a Language and Writing Consultant and was given the opportunity to enrol for the Certificate in the Facilitation of Learning Pilot. In this time I discovered a new world of education that had never been an option for me. After studying to be a primary school teacher I discovered that the skills are transferable and that active learning plays an important role in tertiary level education as well. I am very passionate about working with people and I believe that learning is largely a self-directed process taking place in a social context promoting the construction of knowledge through individual and collective experiences.
My aim as a Teaching and Learning Consultant is to embark on a process of shared learning, with both facilitators and academics. I believe this ultimately encourages constructive change in perception of self and of institutional practice. It also aids the establishment of strong learning communities.