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Training Workshops For Mediators Of The Basic Concepts Programme

Training workshops for mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme© are open to educators, educational therapists and parents. Training is of a high standard and fully equips participants to implement the BCP within a supportive framework. Much of the training is experiential, utilising methodologies such as group work, learner demonstrations and role playing.

Basic Concepts Online Training

In this course participants are provided with a detailed overview of the Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) and its main components. The participants are exposed to the rationale and main theoretical principles of the programme.  The importance of developing a higher order language for learning is discussed as well as its relationship to the child's conceptual and cognitive development. Participants will also be given detailed information on how to build on their knowledge beyond the course and how to become a Mediator of the Basic Concepts Programme.

Build Your Own Training

Institutions and private groups of 5 or more can build their own training to become mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme©. This allows the flexibility to build a unique training focusing on the needs of the institution or group.

Mentor Training

Learn how to support Basic Concepts Programme© mediators implementing the programme for the first time. (Only open to experienced certified mediators of the BCP.)

 

 

The workshop helped me to understand how to work with the children in the classroom. I also learnt how to ask open-ended questions that will encourage my learners to think and to ask more questions.

Pixley Kaseme: Training Sessions 1+2

'It was well run... Knowledge gained priceless. It taught me vital strategies in the teaching model for optimal learning and understanding to take place.' (Metro Central, 2012)

 

Teacher Feedback About Training (2012)

The training was very effective and informative … and gave us insight into how to teach and develop language. I wish there could be more of such training to develop ourselves further.

Metro South Education District: Teacher Training (February, 2014)

I found all aspects of the course very effective.  I now have a very good understanding of how to teach all the concepts.  I am going to be more specific and detailed when I teach. I need to research and plan my basic concepts lessons ...

Ikwezi: Schools Development Unit, July 2014

This workshop is one of the most beneficial workshops I have attended. The trainer’s presentation style was warm, easy to follow and understand. I like that he included practical activities, examples and demonstrations.

Metro Central: Training, October 2014

I love the programme. I was not aware of how to introduce a concept … . If I could reverse my years in teaching, I bet I would have produced mathematicians, scientists and doctors.

Metro Central Teacher Comment (July, 2013)