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Transforming teaching, learning and leadership in every African classroom

Instill Education

South Africa
Our goal is to provide teachers and school leaders with the skills they need to deliver meaningful learning experiences in every lesson. Our intensely practical approach contextualises global best practice to deliver measurable outcomes.
Introduction

What are we trying to achieve?

“We believe that the teacher is still the greatest lever for change in every school. Without upskilling teachers and school leaders using tried and tested pedagogies, future generations of learners will be failed by an education that leaves them locked out of the formal economy. ”

Tom Parry, Managing Director

By combining global best practice in teacher training with cutting-edge leadership development, technological infrastructure, and professional support, we will transform leadership, teaching and learning in every African classroom. Through blended, practical and rigorous programmes, our graduates will not only master the theory but also the craft of teaching and emerge prepared to contribute as leaders of the education system on the continent. Our teachers will shape the critical skills that can keep Africa’s youth globally competitive in the twenty-first century. 

Our offering is built on six core pillars:

(1) Demand-led: We build for the needs of both public and private schools to guarantee our students are ready for the classroom. We enable aspiring teachers to get real classroom experience in our partner schools, and a job guarantee if they grow and perform.

(2) Deeply practical: We provide teacher-trainees with authentic practical learning experiences through simulations that are baked into our delivery model. 

(3) Evidence driven methods: Our learning methodologies are built on evidence from the best teaching institutions in the world and contextualized for the needs and context of (South) African classrooms.

(4) Affordable and Scalable: We build for affordability and scalability, Our blended approach leverages technology where it is most effective (enabling understanding of new concepts, seeing demonstrations) and focusing our faculty time on practice and simulations.

(5) Partnership (African and Global): We have built content partnerships with world innovators in teacher education and have a diverse array of advisors from across the continent and the globe. Our partners included the Relay Graduate School of Education and Sposato Graduate School of Education; two of the leading teacher training institutions in the world.

(6) Independently accredited: We will be one of the few independently accredited higher education institutions focused on teacher education in Africa. This will enable us to demonstrate what outstanding teacher training looks like at a lower price point to public institutions.



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Innovation Overview
TEACHERS
Target Group
1 000
Children/Users
1
Country
2015
Established
For-profit
Organisation
909
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Innovativeness

Instill Education's innovation lies in its ability to bring together best practice - online platform bite sized content that anyone can access. Their learning cycle has been created looking at global models - using an online platform alongside facilitated sessions with observation in classrooms using a methodology tried and tested which has previously never happened in South Africa.

Impact

Instill Education maintains a strong focus on data which drives candidate selection, student performance, and teaching practice, and allows us to continuously adjust and improve in real time.

Scalability

Scaled across South Africa with developments in place for Kenya and Nigeria.

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Four Priorities Requiring Leadership for South Africa’s Future
CDE | VALUE IN THE CLASSROOM: The quantity and quality of South Africa’s teachers
Tom Parry
CDE | Teachers in South Africa: Supply and Demand 2013-2025
Tom Parry
Research highlighting the critical need for innovation in pre-service teacher development
Tom Parry

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