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  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Technology Education. Umthamo 4: Differentiated Group Work - Joining and Fastening

    The focus in this umthamo will be on the process of joining things. Joining and fastening is a very important part of making. It would be impossible to join things without using materials and special tools. This umthamo will also suggest interesting approaches to group work.

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Natural Science. Umthamo 5: Fair Tests

    The outcome of this umthamo relate to integrating the way children think and work scientifically in the classroom. There will be a focus on experimenting, as well as the related process skills of using time relationships and controlling and manipulating variables. Teachers will also be asked to reflect on their role as they help learners develop these science skills.

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Language Literacy & Communication. Umthamo 5: Developing and Extending Literacy

    This module discusses the different types of literacy. In unit 1 we look t the process of reading and writing. In Unit 2 there are four studies which demonstrate what young readers and writers do as they make sense of the process of reading and writing print. In Unit 3 we provide suggestions and ideas of ways in which a teacher can create a classroom environment which encourages her learners...

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Language Literacy & Communication. Umthamo 4: Towards Critical Literacy

    This umthamo focuses on theĀ  strong role families play in helping their young children become part of the local speaking community. It also shows how when teachers involve families in the education of their children, the children's education is enriched and developed.

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Language Literacy & Communication. Umthamo 3: How Do We Learn to 'Language'

    In this third umthamo we are going to think about how we first learn to speak. Teachers will do research on how they think we acquire spoken language or learn to talk.

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Language Literacy & Communication. Umthamo 2: A Whole Language Approach

    In this umthamo, we are going to look at a way of teaching language which fits in with Outcomes Based Education. This approach to language and teaching does not divide language into different parts. It is about the links between all the aspects of language. The ideas and activities in this umthamo combine a whole language approach with a literature-based approach to language teaching and...

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