Getting Practical: A guide to teaching and learning  is commercially published under a conventional licence.

Saide Getting Practical: A professional studies guide to teaching and learning equips South African teachers with strategies to cope with the demands of the classroom. With content that is practical and relevant in its approach, the book aims to develop the skills required to teach in a thoughtful and learning-centered manner. 

Saide Getting Practical is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Professional Studies or doing Teaching Practice modules. It is also suitable for teachers' continuing professional development. Numerous case studies, activities and exercises ensure a practical focus and demonstrate different teaching strategies. 


  • Content that is practical and relevant in its approach.
  • Specific South African context and specific South African problems that educators have to deal with.
  • Intensive teaching practice to enable teachers to acquire the skills to teach in a learning-centred manner.

Curriculum and Using Media in Teaching work well with another module in the Saide Teacher Education Series, Getting Practical. This module is also commercially published by Oxford University Press and is now available in a third edition. As this book is commercially published under a conventional licence, we cannot make the whole book available on this site.

To purchase the book, visit Oxford University Press's website.