Bruce Nkala, Med, is a PhD candidate at the University of Botswana and the Director of Sport (AD) at Botswana’s leading Private High School, Maru-a-Pula School. He teaches Grade 8-10 Physical Education with a focus in aiding the transition to TGfU in Botswana through his research on developing effective training methods for in-service teachers. Also a basketball coach, he is committed to developing opportunities to use sports as a community service vehicle in underprivileged communities in Botswana.
I have always been driven towards developing better decision making in coaching and teaching. This began my search in 2008 for instructional approaches that would assist me in achieving my objective which culminated in literature on TGfU. Over the past 5 years I have dedicated myself to learning more about the model and have become its firm advocate in Botswana (often referred to as that TGfU guy). My goal is to help teachers and coaches equally realize the benefits of TGfU in Botswana by appealing to the Pedagogical Needs and Governmental expectations of teachers, while being sensitive to the cultural and social challenges that, at times, limit the progression of new concepts.
Being on the board will allow me the opportunity to network with proponents of TGfU and be in touch with new breakthroughs globally. It is in using these that I will be able to contextualize principles to aid in the use of the model in my country.
It is my ultimate goal to bring experts to Botswana to assist in the training of TGfU after the finding of my current PhD study are complete.