Joe visits Southern Africa

Joe with African hosts
September 19, 2019

CREATE director Joe Krajcik visited Southern Africa for three weeks in July 2019 in order to work with both the University of Pretoria's new Future Africa campus colleagues and culminating with a keynote presentation at the University of Johannesburg. 

Over the three-week winter break at the Southern Africa Association for Research in Math, Science, Technology & Education, Joe led the literature review strand for graduate students and early career educators who were invited to participate in a 3 ½ day workshop with various faculty and campus leaders. He then went on to the University of Pretoria, which was hosting its inaugural Writing Camp for faculty, staff and young career professionals all of whom are working toward being published. Joe worked with sixteen participants in order to provide writing mentorship and editorial guidance.   

To wrap up the three-week tour, The University of Johannesburg hosted a Supervision Enrichment Winter School Programme at which Joe was asked to give a keynote talk on mentorship. His presentation, “Reflections on Being a Good Mentor”, focused on what makes a good mentor, and also looked at the advantages/disadvantages of mentoring. 

For more information about Future Africa, please visit: www.up.ac.za/future-africa