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Northern Cape Project (Phase 1, 2019-2020): Visit Two, John Taolo Gaetsewe

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:00

Second Visit to the Project:

The overall purpose of the visit is to extend and deepen the project that was initiated in February 2019.

The teachers will receive another two days of training and be exposed to the third and fourth conceptual domains of the programme: Size and Position.
 
Refer below for more details about the forthcoming training.
 

Date: 27 + 28 May 2019

Time: 8:00 - 16:30

Place: To be determined

Number of teachers: 41

Number of District Officials: 3 (JTG) + 3 (Frances Baard)

Number of Provincial Officials: 1

Number of Volunteers: 3

Support and mentoring visits to the teachers will be initiated immediately after the training on the 29th to the 31st of May.

The main purpose of the visit is to assist teachers with the application of the new domains inside their classes as well as to motivate the newly trained teacher-mediators.

The visits will be lead by district and provincial officials as well as by the project team leaders.

Community volunteers will accompany the class visitors on their mentoring visits - they will continue to receive on-site training to provide additional support to the teachers.

The teachers will resume with the systematic implementation of the programme and the conceptual domain of Shape after the visit.

See programme for visit in documents below.

It is a method of teaching…to establish the basic foundations or building blocks in order for children to make sense of the environment around them.  

Die Bron Primary School: Visit 1

I was very happy about my development on this course… often as teachers we do not pay attention to detail, but because of Basic Concepts I was aware of the lack of language use in my class. I am now using a different approach with my learners and being aware of the small details that make a big change in the way I teach and learners learn. Thank you for this eye opening course.

Schools Improvement Initiative, UCT (June 2013)
 INTSHAYELELO PRIMARY

Thank you for introducing me to this "life skill". It is wonderful that there is also an online, interactive, support system with resources available. 

Metro Central Training: Western Cape Education Department (October, 2015)

'I can actually see results from using some of the ideas I got during the training.'

 

Central Training 2012

I am extremely grateful for being exposed to this programme … I'm always worried about those learners who are not progressing. The programme can support these learners in order to lay the foundation for academic progress. Practically my whole class needs this Foundation!!! How can I start with formal teaching if they do not know their Basics.

Metro South Education District: Training (January, 2013)

The BCP focuses on the learner… where the teacher acts as a mediator, prompts to access logical thinking and develops language.

Metro Central: Training, October 2014