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  • 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 the  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...

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Learning Areas Course: Language Literacy & Communication. Umthamo 1: Communication

    In this part of the course we will look at different aspects of language: thinking, talk, reading and writing and how it fits into our daily lives. Then we will look at ways of teaching language which brings all the different aspects together.

  • University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project. Core Education Studies Course: Helping Learners Learn. Umthamo 3: The Languages of Learning and Teaching

    In lo mthamo, teachers will look more closely at the languages you use in your classroom. These are called the Languages of Learning and Teaching (LOLT). The term previously used was 'medium of instruction'. Discussion will be held as to which language is the LOLT which helps learners to learn best.

  • Cross-National Commonalities and Differences in the Intended Curriculum in Primary School Reading and Mathematics

    The overarching purpose of the present study, commissioned by UNESCO‘s Institute for Statistics, is to compile, analyze and describe commonalities and differences in the intended primary curriculum in reading and mathematics across a diverse set of developing countries. The specific activities to be carried out include the following: Compile materials on the intended reading and mathematics...

  • Learners and Learning. Audio Part 4: The importance of books, reading and language

    The audiotape includes interviews and discussions that cover three key questions: What is learning?; Is there a difference between everyday learning and school learning? How do we teach to enable learning?. For the most part of the 84 minutes of recording we listen to the views of experts who provide interesting and valuable insights and debates. These require careful listening, though, and...

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