The African Teaching and Learning Process
African teaching functions must be embedded in and must serve an African community.
Traditionally, African communities have been identified by a shared belief in several key elements.
It is these elements that are the foundation for African teachers.
Foundations For African Teachers
The belief that the cosmos is alive.
The belief that spirituality is at the center of our being.
The belief that human society is a living spiritual part of the cosmos, not alien to it.
The belief that each person has a divine purpose and destiny.
African teachers recognize the genius and the divinity of each child, speaking to and teaching to each child’s intellect, humanity, and spirit.
We do not question a child’s possession of these things.
In touching the intellect, humanity and spirit within children, African teachers recognize the centrality of relationships between teachers and students, among students, and within the African community as a whole.