Further Education and Training
Geography, History, Tourism
- Explores physical and human processes and spatial patterns on Earth over space and time.
- Equips one to make sense of the physical and human worlds and to understand the many different forces such as environmental deterioration and movement of people that influence these worlds.
- Geography is the study of human and physical environments. It is a subject that combines topics related to physical and human processes over space and time. With the use of Geography, we can better understand our complex world. There are many branches of study in Geography. For example, in Physical Geography, we examine natural processes and features, including the atmosphere, landforms and ecosystems. In Human Geography, we investigate the activities and impact of people on Earth. The concept that unifies Geography is space. All geographical phenomena have a spatial dimension and operate in a continuously changing environment.
Plate tectonics: The small Juan de Fuca plate provides us with a wealth of information on plate tectonics, including subduction, sea mount ridges, convergent, divergent and transforms plate boundaries, subduction volcanoes and earthquakes. Access it from the links below:
This following site has good animations of convection cycles inside the mantle, subduction, plate movement and subduction volcanism.http://pnsn.org/outreach/about-earthquakes/plate-tectonics
- Equips one with the capacity to make informed choices to contribute constructively to society as a result of having an insight as to how the world has evolved.
- History is the study of change and development in society over time.
- The study of history enables us to understand how past human action affects the present and influences our future, and it allows us to evaluate these effects. So, history is about learning how to think about the past, which affects the present, in a disciplined way.
- History is a process of enquiry. Therefore, it is about asking questions of the past: What happened? When did it happen? Why did it happen then? What were the short-term and long-term results?
- It involves thinking critically about the stories people tell us about the past, as well as the stories that we tell ourselves.
- The study of history also supports citizenship within a democracy by:
- upholding the values of the South African Constitution and helping people to understand those values;
- reflecting the perspectives of a broad social spectrum so that race, class, gender and the voices of ordinary people are represented;
- encouraging civic responsibility and responsible leadership, including raising current social and environmental concerns;
- promoting human rights and peace by challenging prejudices that involve race, class, gender, ethnicity and xenophobia; and
- preparing young people for local, regional, national, continental and global responsibility
- Tourism is the study of the activities, services and industries that deliver a travel experience to groups or individuals. It is the study of the expectations and behaviour of tourists, and the economic, social and environmental impact of tourism on South Africa.
- The main topics in the Tourism curriculum:
- Tourism sectors
- Map work and tour planning
- Tourism attractions
- Sustainable and responsible tourism
- Domestic, regional and international tourism (in and out of South Africa)
- Culture and heritage tourism
- Foreign exchange
- Communication and customer care