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  • Section Five: How Can Teachers Structure Learning?

    This module discusses structured learning specifically methods that teacher can utilize in their learning programmes with the outcome of ensuring learners easily comprehend the subject matter. Referred to also as teaching with leaening in mind this module juxtaposes between teaching to remember and teaching to understand

  • Being a Teacher Video

    Part of the Being a Teacher module is a 47 minute long video which introduces viewers to the perceptions, doubts and concerns of student teachers about their choice of career. Through a range of interviews with two celebrities and teachers, as well as clips of classroom teaching and school management practices, we explore the role of the teacher as a knowledge worker; care giver; and change...

  • Creating a Caring School: A Guide for School Management Teams with Accompanying Toolkit

    One of the important lessons learnt in our research has been that a new paradigm for schools needs to become entrenched – one in which schools are conceptualised as centres of care and support. This notion is not a new one; rather, it is well rooted in existing policy. The need to make the shift from a narrow focus on what schools do and how they are led, to the notion of schools as centres...

  • Working in Classrooms: Teaching, Time and Space. Learning Guide - Section Four - Classroom time and space

    Section Four focuses on internal arrangements of time and space and how these affect teaching and learning. By the end of the section you should be able to use the following concepts to help you think about how to arrange classroom space and time for purposeful learning: • physical space and clock time; • external and internal time and space; • practical and symbolic reasons; • allocated and...

  • 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.

  • Higher Certificate Programme for Educators of the Deaf and Persons with Hearing Loss: Curriculum Framework

    The HCE provides a first stepping-stone towards becoming a qualified teacher. For those who are interested, it provides a Learning Pathway into the Diploma or Degree programmes that meet the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (RSA 2011). It provides an NQF Level 5 qualification for the many teaching assistants in Deaf schools and strengthens their competence and...

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Education Studies Course: Helping Learners Learn. Umthamo 6: Supporting One Another in an Inclusive Classroom

    This umthamo offers you the opportunity to look at how 'inclusive' your classroom is, and to try to make it more 'inclusive'. * Does your classroom welcome all kinds of learners, or does it favour some more than others? * Does your classroom atmosphere help each learner to feel that he or she 'belongs', and has a part to play in the activities, even if he or she is not academically...

  • Being a Teacher: Reading 3. Teachers, Identities, and Space

    This is the third reading for Saide's Education Studies module "Being a Teacher". The history of teaching in South Africa has been one in which the most significant single factor has been the enormous differences in the experiences of teachers – dependent primarily on whether they were identified as ‘black’, ‘coloured’, ‘Asiatic’, or ‘white’; male or female; rural-, township-, or suburban-...

  • Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Other

    This list of contacts, services and resources is by no means exhaustive, but merely illustrative of the kinds of government and non ? government programmes and services that are available to schools. It is intended as a stimulus to get each school management team to develop their own data base or list of contacts and resources.

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