Our Africa Teaching Resources

Studying in Zambia

You have just finished secondary school in Kitwe and are planning on going to the Copperbelt University.  What might you choose to study?  Why?


Link to 'Studying in Zambia' pdf

How this fits

This scenario invites pupils to consider the reasons behind the choices people make about further education.  Parallels might be drawn between the experiences of people living in Zambia and people living in the UK.

Curriculum links


1.5a Understanding how sequences of events and activities in the physical and human worlds lead to a change in places, landscapes and societies.

1.7a Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies.

2.1d Analyse and evaluate evidence, presenting findings to draw and justify conclusions.

3g Human geography, built and managed environments and human processes.

Where to go

Education & Jobs; Economy & Industry.

What to watch

School (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. What might influence what you choose to study at a university in the UK?
  2. What are the advantages of going to university?  And the disadvantages?

Tags: development; education; employment

About scenarios:

Scenarios are teaching resources designed for use in the classroom or as homework. They are linked to the National Curriculum and content on the Our Africa website. See about scenarios for more information on the topics used and their position in the curriculum.


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