Kevin Baloyi

Developing A Growth Mindset and Game-Based Learning

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. This workshop will show the difference between growth mindset & fixed mindset and the importance of developing a growth mindset for teacher and learner alike. You will be introduced to Game-Based Learning (Kahoot, Quizizz), a type of gameplay that has defined learning outcomes. Generally, Game-Based Learning is designed to balance subject matter with gameplay and the ability of the player to retain and apply this subject matter to the real world. Google Sheets will be introduced during the presentation in addition to Kahoot and Quizizz.


Kevin Baloyi is one of four producers of EdTech Summit Africa 2017. Kevin joined the Future Leaders Program in 2014 with plans to become a teacher. He is currently working at LEAP Science and Maths High School in Johannesburg as a student teacher while a student at the University of South Africa (UNISA) studying for his Bachelors of Education. Kevin was part of a select group of teachers-in-training who traveled to the U.S. in 2016 as a part of the Global Teachers Institute and Teach With Africa exchange program studying schools and programs in California. Kevin is passionate about Education and Technology and has taught himself many technology strategies that he incorporates in his teaching. Kevin was a presenter during EdTech Summit Africa in 2016, leading workshops for educators around South Africa and Swaziland about the implementation of technology tools in the classroom. He was a keynote speaker at The Global Education Conference 2016 (GlobalEd Con), talking about EdTech Summit Africa.

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