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  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Natural Science. Umthamo 1: Process Skills

    In this umthamo teachers are asked to think carefully about science and scientists. The outcomes provide teachers an opportunity to: * develop their own science literacy * reconsider some ideas about the abilities of young children * identify and describe science process skills * present a lesson that develops science process skills.

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Mathematics. Umthamo 5 Developing and Using Number Concepts

    In this umthamo we ask:"How do learners think about number?' We explore learners' thinking. And begin to start the process of thinking more carefully about how young children develop their mathematical ideas, skills, and attitudes.

  • 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.

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