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Early Childhood Development

Cape Foundation Phase Research Programme: Quality Teaching and Teacher Education Practice

If you are a lecturer responsible for supporting teacher development at the Foundation Phase (FP) level, this guide is for you. It explores fundamental principles of Early Childhood Education (ECE) practice, offering what we hope is a clear but critical explanation of what is called ‘Developmentally Appropriate Practice’ (DAP). This explanation is accompanied by a series of reflections which raise questions that you as a teacher educator might use to clarify your own thinking, in preparation for teaching and engaging with students.

Assessment for Learning: Using Learners' Test Data for Professional Development in the Foundation Phase

The purpose of this course is to help you as a mathematics teacher to use information (data) from the assessment of learners’ work to improve teaching and learning in your classroom. The five units show you how to become more aware of the errors your learners make, how to understand these errors and the misconceptions that may have caused them, as well as how to plan lessons and assessment with errors in mind.

ECD Quality Reflection Toolkit Video Clip

In this video, Melissa King of BRIDGE, provides an update on the progress of the development of the ECD CoP’s ECD Quality Reflective Toolkit.

Summary of Discussion: ECD COP & National ECD Alliance (NECDA) in Dialogue

A team of key players from BRIDGE’s National ECD Community of Practice (ECD CoP) and the National ECD Alliance (NECDA) met in dialogue to focus on key challenges facing the ECD sector, the specific strengths and challenges of each structure and the potential for collaboration.

Working in Classrooms. Reading 6 - Kinship and classrooms: An ethonographic perspective on education as cultural transmission

This set of excerpts from a research article compares the ways in which two different preschools (or early learning centres) construct order through different arrangements of time and space.

Guidelines for Teaching Numeracy: Foundation Phase

This programme provides professional development for Grade 1, 2 and 3 educators in the area of numeracy.

Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 6: Size and Measurement

The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase). This unit looks at the conceptual groundwork needed for the topic of measurement and investigates some of the conservation tests for measurement concepts.

Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 5: Statistics

The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase). In this very short introductory course on statistics, we will outline the most important terminology which is often used in statistics, we will look at ways of representing inf

Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 3: Operations

The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase). In this unit, the four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – are discussed.

Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 2: Numeration

The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase). This unit is designed to give you some insight into a few specially chosen ancient numeration systems.

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