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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. The purpose reflection tool is to help practitioners (including care-givers, trainers and other stakeholders) think about quality in ECD and reflect on: “What is quality ECD provision in practice?”

  • 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. Through the dialogue, participants identified and agreed on opportunities for strategic collaboration to further the...

  • 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 Grade 1, 2 and 3 educators with: * a progression of appropriate activities that introduce young learners to the basic mathematical understanding, knowledge and skills that they should develop during their early schooling; * ideas and examples of interesting practice activities that will help learners consolidate and extend their understanding and skills; *...

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

    /Mathematics for Primary School Teachers/ has been digitally published by Saide, with the Wits School of Education. It is a revised version of a course originally written for the Bureau for In-service Teacher Development (Bited) at the then Johannesburg College of Education (now Wits School of Education). The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase) and...

  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 5: Statistics

    /Mathematics for Primary School Teachers/ has been digitally published by Saide, with the Wits School of Education. It is a revised version of a course originally written for the Bureau for In-service Teacher Development (Bited) at the then Johannesburg College of Education (now Wits School of Education). The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase) and...

  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 3: Operations

    /Mathematics for Primary School Teachers/ has been digitally published by Saide, with the Wits School of Education. It is a revised version of a course originally written for the Bureau for In-service Teacher Development (Bited) at the then Johannesburg College of Education (now Wits School of Education). The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase) and...

  • Mathematics for Primary School Teachers. Unit 2: Numeration

    /Mathematics for Primary School Teachers/ has been digitally published by Saide, with the Wits School of Education. It is a revised version of a course originally written for the Bureau for In-service Teacher Development (Bited) at the then Johannesburg College of Education (now Wits School of Education). The course is for primary school teachers (Foundation and Intermediate Phase) and...

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