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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.)

 

 

Upcoming training

‘It is an excellent programme. Just a pity that not all reception year educators are exposed to the training. My understanding of the programme- it is developed to systematically mediate concepts so that learners are guided to develop an understanding and so that learning is meaningful.’ (Metro Central, 2012)

Training Feedback

Practical demonstration of mediation. Louis is an excellent mediator and it really helped to see it demonstrated. Loved the dedication, enthusiasm and firm belief in worth of BC approach to learning. I really think you opened our eyes to new methods of promoting learning and especially development of language.

Open Public Training, Cape Town (June 2013)
BCP Short Course, UCT (June 2013)

Developed new method/techniques on how to use myself better in sessions and get better potential from children.’ (KIDZPOSITIVE, Occupational Therapist, 2011)

Teacher Feedback

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop as I was given the opportunity to work with learners … while being guided. The trainer demonstrations with the learners were an excellent idea. This workshop has been a success as I can now see what our learners lack. It made a lot of sense.’ (Metro South, 2009)

Teacher Training

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 is the best place to start for learners with limited vocabulary and for closing the vocabulary gap.

Christel House Training, July 2014