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Monday, July 8, 2024 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 16:00
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 16:00

The workshops will be run by Dr Louis Benjamin the creator of the Basic Concepts Programme.

 You will learn to:-

  • mediate and use a metacognitive approach

  • teach using a concept teaching approach

  • develop a conceptual vocabulary for higher-order school learning

  • apply six cognitive tools for thinking and problem-solving

  • use a set of developmental tools for intervention, assessment, and integration into the curriculum

Course Details:

  • Dates: 8-10 July 2024 (CPT) 15-17 July 2024 (JHB)

  • Fee:  R1 950

  • Materials:  R1 450 (optional)

25% Early Bird discounts for registrations until the 15th of March

15% small group discounts after the 15th March


 All participants who have attended the training sessions and have completed a practical component will be certified as mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme.

Trained mediators are eligible to offer BCP intervention to children with learning difficulties.

                        REGISTER HERE

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)

What I understand about the Basic Concepts Programme is that it is very useful in all subjects. I must implement it in every lesson. I must also try to be as accurate and precise as possible when teaching.

Die Bron Primary School: Visit 1

Basic concept is about improving teaching methods, language and the learning processes of our learners.

Pixley Kaseme: Training Sessions 1+2

Very well put together course: well researched, well prepared, well delivered.  A course that can be trusted to yield results when applied in practice, and therefore a much needed and valuable tool to implement with learners who are in danger of failing to learn adequately.

Open Public Training, 2015 (Cape Town)

Encourages children to be observant and provides opportunity for building language skills - from basics to more complex.

Public Open Training, Cape Town (2014)

This was a fruitful, educational, informative, empowering, enjoyable, helpful, superb, well-planned, and inspiring experience.

Metro South Education District: Teacher Training, May 2014