Facilitating collaborative meaning-vocabulary learning in outcomes based education.
- Authors: Loots, Jacobus Andries
- Date: 2008-08-26T09:14:40Z
- Subjects: second language acquisition , training of language teachers , language and languages study and teaching , competency based education , vocabulary study and teaching
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:4059 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/940
- Description: Traditional mnemonic methods of teaching vocabulary in the Second Language (L2) classroom are not providing the students with sufficient vocabulary knowledge to facilitate effective communication, i.e. students do not use the words they have learnt for communication as textbook presentation and drill do not ensure student use of these same structures in the student’s own spontaneous expression (Savignon, 2000). The strategies to facilitate meaning-vocabulary1 learning as part of a wider outcome to teaching elements of functional communication in a multilingual society is not clearly defined in the Revised National Curriculum Statement (DoE, 2003). This research report set in a constructivist framework, will attempt to raise awareness in language teachers of a need to recognize the importance to facilitate meaning-vocabulary in L2 in OBE and collaborative learning. The aim of this research was therefore to find an effective strategy to facilitate collaborative L2 meaning-vocabulary learning to develop functional communication. The research question in this study was: * How can facilitators more effectively guide collaborative meaning-vocabulary learning to improve functional communication? Secondary questions to this study were: * Why do L2 facilitators not spend enough time on collaborative meaning-vocabulary learning? * What is the role of the facilitator in L2 collaborative meaning-vocabulary learning through communicative teaching strategies? * How should meaning-vocabulary be taught to ensure students acquire the ability to use the L2 critically and creatively in functional communicative situations outside the classroom? I have set my methodology in a qualitative paradigm, used an action research design, made use of interviews and interpreted the interviews to clarify the research topic by means of a ‘thick description’ (Henning, et al. 2004:142). The data used in this research were not only gathered from describing and analyzing the practices of the classroom community, but it also originated in real life classroom situations and both of these are characteristics of action research (Burns, 2000). I have used different data collection methods to ensure the validity of the findings and the recommendations. The methodology used to gather the data guided me to explore qualitative content analysis, grounded theory analysis and to a lesser extent discourse analysis. I have used these three methods to condense the data to find some meaning in the form to enable me to construct a theory around facilitating meaning-vocabulary learning, i.e. construct my own interpretive text. Qualitative content analysis was the basis for grounded theory analysis, while the discourse was dissected to find alternative proof for the findings. Some of the findings included guidelines which a teacher should keep in mind when facilitating meaning-vocabulary learning: 1. Know your students. 2. Keep meaning-vocabulary learning enjoyable – use different strategies when possible, but let them ‘construct’ their own knowledge. The students must ‘do’ something when they are learning meaning-vocabulary. 3. Encourage the students to use the words during functional communication exercises and essay writing. 4. Encourage the students to engage in their L2 inside and outside the classroom as often as possible, e.g. listen to radio, watch television, engage in conversation with friends or family in the L2. 5. Focus on meaning-vocabulary in communicative language. 6. Engage in conversation with your students as often as possible, not only about a theme or topic but also about their experiences and feelings in your classroom. 7. Use pictures to explain word meanings. Let them create their own images where possible. 8. Use the new meaning-vocabulary during discussions. , Mr. W.A. Janse van Rensburg
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The effectiveness of the implementation of the Revised National Curriculum Statement ( RNCS) in public primary schools in the Ekurhuleni-west district.
- Authors: De Oliveira, Dolores Kendel
- Date: 2008-08-15T07:44:47Z
- Subjects: curriculum planning , education , education and state , competency based education , Gauteng (South Africa)
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:7805 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/869
- Description: Educators are experiencing problems in effectively implementing RNCS in the public primary schools in the Ekurhuleni-West district. These problems, in both the Foundation and Intermediate Phases, include poor educator training and development, the scarcity of resources, the added educator workload in implementing the new curriculum and the poor leadership styles of the SMTs. The inability to effectively implement RNCS in the classroom is further exacerbated by minimal educator participation and consultation when the new curriculum was being drafted. Such problems could lead to educator frustration, low morale and demotivation that would negatively affect the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. It is on this basis that a research study is justified. The research question is “How effective is the implementation of RNCS in the public primary schools in the Ekurhuleni-West district?” , Mr. T.S Hlongwane
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Problems experienced by educators regarding the implementation of outcomes-based assessment in the senior phase.
- Authors: Dzegere, Poppy Maria
- Date: 2008-06-04T13:14:02Z
- Subjects: training of high school teachers , competency based education , secondary education
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:8908 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/537
- Description: The purpose of this study was to “explore the problems experienced by educators with regard to the implementation of Outcomes-Based Assessment in the Senior Phase”. According to the National Assessment Policy (RSA: No 27 of 1996), Outcomes-Based Assessment is a process of gathering valid and reliable information about the performance of the learner, on an ongoing basis against clearly defined criteria, using a variety of methods, tools, techniques and contexts, recording the findings, reflecting and reporting by giving positive, supportive and motivational feedback to learners, other educators, parents and other stakeholders. Govender (2003: 22) states that: “Educators somehow fail to understand that Outcomes-Based Assessment is a process which must be followed and adhered to for assessment to be successful and easily understood.” In order to explore the problems regarding the implementation of Outcomes-Based Assessment, the data collection methods utilised included: focus group interviews, questionnaire, observation and literature review. The participants comprised of thirty-six educators involved in the Senior Phase and four District Officials responsible for the same phase in the curriculum delivery. The major findings indicate that educators are experiencing problems regarding the implementation of Outcomes-Based Assessment in the classroom. The findings also point out that educators were inadequately trained for the implementation of Outcomes-Based Assessment processes in the teaching and learning environment. The researcher concluded that something must be done and therefore the study concludes with recommendations that have been made with the aim of resolving the problems as stated above. , Dr. M.C. van Loggerenberg
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An investigation into the implementation of the new curriculum by foundation phase teachers in Bethal Mpumalanga.
- Authors: Mbingo, Stewart Job
- Date: 2008-06-09T07:11:24Z
- Subjects: teacher participation in curriculum , training of teachers , competency based education , Mpumalanga( South Africa ) , curriculum planning
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:9210 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/565
- Description: This research was based on the question of how Foundation Phase teachers in the schools received the new curriculum for implementation. Current developments in introducing the new curriculum in South Africa have led to the hope that it would be received eagerly and become well implemented by its utilisers. The common trend of thinking was that if South Africa receives a new system of education, it will obviously be in keeping with changes cherished by its population that voted for such changes. However, these changes in education did not come as expected. In this research paper, the researcher made the case that receiving the new curriculum for implementation by teachers is a risk-taking exercise, especially at the entry level of the school, i.e. the Foundation Phase. He also problematised the notion of receiving a new curriculum by interrogating the ways or methods of implementation, the degree of knowledge and skills of teachers and their concomitant perceptions and attitudes towards the implementation of the new curriculum. In presenting this argument, the researcher firstly discussed the different perspectives of and the ‘rationale’ for introducing a new curriculum in the country, which in this case happens to be South Africa. Secondly, he highlighted the role of competent, receptive and enthusiastic Foundation Phase teachers in dealing with the new curriculum. And thirdly, alluded to the challenges facing South African schools in implementing the new curriculum, and made a claim that the present implementation in the country is making a mess out of education. The aims were to examine the manner in which the new curriculum was presented to teachers at entry level into the school(s), which in this case would be the Outcomes-Based Education curriculum in the Foundation Phase. The problems that were associated with the introduction of the new curriculum were investigated; the level of teachers’ participation in the implementation of the new curriculum was looked into; and the findings of the research provided a set of conclusions and recommendations for the Department of Education, Curriculum Specialists and teachers, that will hopefully enlighten them on this burning issue in the Foundation Phase. For this study a qualitative approach was used, and the methods applied included observation of the targeted population while engaging with its work, which happened to be the implementation of Curriculum 2005/the Revised New Curriculum Statement; and interviews with the Foundation Phase teachers in township settings. The researcher believes that through these interviews the respondents have unveiled many unmentioned and well kept secrets of teachers who are teaching in the Foundation Phase. Teaching is a proud profession, and it is not so easy for experienced teachers to acknowledge that they are struggling with the implementation of the new curriculum in their classrooms. And when the teachers are well qualified to teach on top of their long experience in the Foundation Phase, so much the more the feelings of inferiority and incompetence as far as the new curriculum and OBE and all the new assessment requirements are concerned. This study also broke the silence of the teachers’ frustrations and discomfort surrounding the attendance of in-service training opportunities and workshops. It should encourage the authorities to take heed of these remarks of the teachers, as this can easily and painlessly be rectified to serve the loyal teachers as best and fast as they can. One of the strongest pleas that were made concerns the upkeep and sustenance of the school’s physical facilities and playgrounds. The neatness and even aesthetic countenance of the classrooms have an enormous role to play in the general education of learners, and to this the SGBs and SMTs must seriously and hastily attend. The parents can also play an important role in this regard. As far as the limitations go, there are a few, namely the contextual factors, financial constraints and time factors. Nevertheless, the findings of this study can for sure be generalised and made applicable to Foundation Phase teachers’ problems in other regions, circuits and even provinces, as the results from the teachers came over very strongly, resounding the same difficulties that teachers all over are experiencing. , Dr. M.C. van Loggerenberg
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The continuous professional development of educators with regard to the implemmentation of OBE in the Limpopo Province.
- Authors: Malada, Ndinannyi Brutus
- Date: 2008-09-09T08:58:45Z
- Subjects: training of teachers , in-service training of teachers , competency based education , curriculum planning , Limpopo ( South Africa )
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:10527 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1004
- Description: This study aimed to explore the development and experiences of teachers in the implementation of OBE in Mutale Educational District of Limpopo province. In order to achieve this goal, a thorough literature review was conducted and selected Teachers from schools located in the district, Education Specialists and Curriculum Advisors were also interviewed. Informed by the findings and literature, this study argues that school-based model of teacher development, where teachers are partners in their development, is the most suitable in the current curriculum transformation agenda in South Africa. It further alludes to the fact that teacher development would lead to effective curriculum implementation and by extension lead to effective learning in the schools. , Dr. M.C. Loggerenberg
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Outcomes-based guidelines for the curriculation of Technikon level public relations education in South Africa.
- Authors: Lowe, Genevieve Isabelle
- Date: 2008-05-28T12:14:04Z
- Subjects: competency based education , universities and colleges , public relations , public relations study and teaching , vocational guidance , South Africa
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: http://ujcontent.uj.ac.za8080/10210/381348 , uj:2311 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/476
- Description: The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) in their Gold Paper No.7 (1990:6) recognises two schools of thought about education and training for public relations : one that it is preparation for a technician level post and the other that it is preparation for management. These two approaches broadly represent that of public relations education in the USA and that in Europe, respectively. These two different approaches differ markedly. South African tertiary education utilises both of these approaches, university education in public relations following the European model, and technikon education following the model of the USA. This has created confusion in industry and, as a result, graduates of both universities and technikons are often not given due recognition. It also results in public relations not realising its true potential. Added to the foregoing, there are fundamental problems in the field of public relations itself, such as its lack of definition and also of scientific status and professionalism. South Africa is currently introducing an outcomes-based approach to education throughout its tertiary education system. While the introduction of a particular curriculation approach such as outcomes-based education would be problematic in the general sense because of the fundamental problems of public relations, it is particularly so in the South African context where public relations education is being offered in accordance with the two different approaches to education. For this reason, this study seeks to provide guidelines for the curriculation of technikon level public relations education within an outcomes-based approach to education. The compilation of a set of guidelines for technikon level public relations education will serve a useful purpose in several directions, as set out below:- (1) The confusion in South African industry with regard to the recognition of the abilities of public relations graduates can be alleviated. (2) The path can be opened for the accreditation of public relations graduates to be instituted. (3) The chances of graduates gaining managerial positions and of becoming members of the dominant coalition of an organisation and of being able to utilise the Excellence Model of public relations practice will be promoted. (4) Research is more likely to be theoretically-grounded and is likely both to increase in volume and to make a worthy contribution to development in South Africa. (5) The chances of the fundamental problems of the field of public relations being engaged will be enhanced and this could make significant contributions to the field on a generic scale. (6) The fulfilment of the requirement of The White Paper (1997) that South African tertiary education carry out its function with economy and efficiency will be facilitated. In order to fulfil the primary purpose, current approaches to tertiary level public relations education will be analysed and assessed in various contexts; weaknesses and strengths in current curriculation perspectives adopted for tertiary level public relations education will be identified; the impact of the educational context on the curriculation of technikon level public relations courses will be analysed; and a theoretical framework for understanding the context of technikon tertiary level public relations education will be developed. The foregoing yield information for the compilation of guidelines and recommendations for technikon level public relations education in South Africa. , Prof. S. Verwey
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Perceptions of primary school principals about the assessment of learner performance in mathematics within outcome based education.
- Authors: Mdluli, Manono Angeline
- Date: 2008-10-14T07:08:01Z
- Subjects: competency based education , elementary school principals , rating of students , academic achievement evaluation , South Africa , mathematics study and teaching
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:11942 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1166
- Description: M.Ed. , The transformasieproses in Suid-Afrika met die instelling van Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwys, asook die implementering van die Nasionale Assesseringsbeleid tesame met snelle ontwikkeling in die onderrig en leer van wiskunde, het ‘n veranderde siening van die skoolhoof se rol, funksie en verantwoordelikhede teweeg gebring. Een omvattende verandering vir die skoolhoof is om te verseker dat ‘n skool gehalte onderrig en leer voorsien en in stand hou. Die tranformasie in die onderwys het daartoe aanleiding gegee dat die navorser ondersoek ingestel het na die persepsies van skoolhoofde ten opsigte van die assessering van leerderprestasie in wiskunde binne die Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwysparadigma. Hierdie navorsig gee die verskillende persepsies wat laerskoolhoofde oor die aard van wiskunde en die assessering van leerderprestasie in wiskunde het. ‘n Kwantitatiewe navorsingsmetode is gebruik om skoolhoofde se persepsies oor die assessering van leerderprestasie in wiskunde te identifiseer. Tesame hiermee het ‘n literatuuroorsig die raamwerk vir die ondersoek voorsien. Die doel van die navorsing was om die persepsies onderliggend aan skoolhoofde se bestuur van assesseringshandelinge te identifiseer. ‘n Gestruktureerde vraelys is as navorsingsinstrument gebruik. Die sleutelbevindings van hierdie navorsing was dat laerskoolhoofde uiteenlopende persepsies van die aard van wiskunde en die assessering van leerderprestasie in wiskunde het. Hulle persepsies van die aard van wiskunde spruit uit die manier waarop hulleself in wiskunde onderrig is, die manier waarop hulle geassesseer is, en hulle oortuigings en houdings oor wiskunde en assessering. Die volgende sleutelaspekte het uit hulle persepsies van die assessering van leerderprestasie in wiskunde en hulle rol om te verseker dat gehalte onderwys voorsien word, na vore gekom: • ‘n Gebrek aan begrip vir die aard van wiskundige kennis. • ‘n Gebrek aan begrip van die essensie van uitkomsgebaseerde assessering. • Beperkte kennis en begrip van hedendaagse sienings oor die onderrig en leer van wiskunde. Ten slotte is dit duidelik dat deur opleiding en ontwikkelingsprogramme en sterk ondersteuningstrukture, skoolhoofde ondersteun kan word om die assessering van leerderprestasie doeltreffend te bestuur en die voorsiening van gehalte onderrig en leer in wiskunde te verseker. , Mr. D.R. Mestry
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Problems encountered by educators with the implementation of curriculum 2005 in grade 8 classroom in township schools in the Bethal area.
- Authors: Zwane, Simon Kully
- Date: 2009-02-27T07:13:21Z
- Subjects: Bethal ( South Africa ) , classroom management , competency based education
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:8197 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2200
- Description: M.Ed. , This research is aimed at investigating problems that educators are experiencing in grade 8 with the implementation of Outcomes-Based Education in township schools, in the Bethal area. The researcher was confronted on a daily basis by a horde of unwilling and unmotivated teaching staff who claimed that they were unable to find their way through the labyrinth of the Outcomes-Based Education programmes. I thus set out to find the reasons why educators in township schools encounter problems with the implementation of grade 8 outcomes-based education. Summarily, the purpose of this study is to suggest solutions to the problems encountered of the implementation of OBE of the five schools in the township The objectives of the study can be stated as follows: · To analyse and understand the problems educators are experiencing in teaching out-comes based education. · To know how to assess the learners. · To understand the concept out-comes based education. · To be able to assist the educators in solving problems
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An investigation into the positive and negative perceptions of e-learners in Afrox.
- Authors: Graham, Francis Gradwel
- Date: 2008-04-22T06:17:04Z
- Subjects: competency based education , training of employees , computer-assisted instruction , internet in education
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: http://ujcontent.uj.ac.za8080/10210/368427 , uj:8491 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/264
- Description: Globalisation has taken root at all economic levels and has forced organisations to skill their employees in order for them to compete on unprecedented levels. Companies can no longer afford to see themselves in operation outside of the global village. Those that have not yet been absorbed into the global economy are moving faster than ever before towards the information age, focusing on people as the greatest competitive edge. Survival in a global economy is not only dependent on how quickly an organisation is able to respond to the changing economic environment but also on the ability of the business to learn. The concepts of a network organisation and a learning organisation have redefined how suppliers, employees and customers interact and how learning in organisations takes place. Traditional learning processes are no longer adequate for meeting the demand for faster just-intime learning. The benefits of anytime, anywhere access to learning and information offered by the Internet and the World Wide Web are fundamentally changing the way many companies operate and interact. In the field of mass education the Internet is changing instruction, research, and administration. The prospects of e-learning have far-reaching implications for business organisations by virtue of the enabling technologies that are removing distance and fostering collaborative on-demand learning. The business case for investing in e-learning is evident in the myriad new products, services, and providers that are entering the e-learning domain. Curriculum and content development through software learning environments, teleconferencing, and integrated learning delivery systems have a fundamental impact on the growth of the e-learning industry. Companies are not the only entities affected by the new economy. Governments across the world have become increasingly involved at a macro-economic level in fostering skills development as a means of competing in the global arena. South Africa has approximately 5 million economically active citizens, compared to the UK with 15 million and the USA with 25 ii million. In response to the skills shortage, South Africa has proposed a Human Resources Development (HRD) strategy, entrenched in an outcomes-based learning methodology and enacted through various pieces of legislation, including the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Act 61 of 1995. The national HRD strategy, by virtue of this legislative element, has been cascaded to organisational level to ensure the requisite skills development across all sectors of the economy. Organisational training and development strategies are influenced by the national outcomesbased- learning methodology. The development of skilled individuals through interventions such as workplace skills programme and learnerships must conform to SAQA requirements in terms of unit standards, assessment, quality assurance, the National Qualification Framework, and registration as a training provider. African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) is one such South African Company that must conform to such legislation in developing its employees. Afrox is in the business of gases, welding products and healthcare. The Company was established in 1927 and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (now referred to as JSE Securities Exchange) in 1964. It has a market capitalisation of over R5,5 billion and 343 million shares in issue. The group comprises of two focused listed companies: gases and welding, and healthcare. Afrox is South Africa’s 17th largest employer with over 16 000 employees in both lines of business. The company is part of the BOC group plc affording it the status of a global company. The BOC Group has operations in 50 countries on five continents and owns 55% of the shares of Afrox. Afrox can rely on its parent company to provide the latest in technology, research and development and other leading global business practices. A historical feature in Afrox (and the BOC Group) has been the regional basis on which the company was organised and structured, with some employees operating in fairly remotes sites. The geographical composition and proximity of the customers and markets, as well as transportation constraints has influenced the establishment of three regional centres from which to distribute product and service customers. The challenge in Afrox is to refine how learning systems that involve the use of technology take place. All employees in Afrox have a competency profile on the e-learning systems of the organisation. However, in recent focus group sessions perceptions of e-learning have been found to vary among e-learners. The study is therefore concerned with investigating the iii perceptions of e-learners in order to position the company to capitalise on the advantages that elearning offers the business world. A literature review of key aspects of e-learning systems will be presented relative to the learning systems within Afrox. An empirical exercise involving a telephonic survey is offered, based on a stratified sample of respondents in Afrox to determine their perceptions of key aspects of elearning. , Ms. H. Jacobs
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Die integrering van uitkomsgerigte onderwys en kooperatiewe leer as ondersteuningsmeganisme vir wiskunde-onderrig by kolleges.
- Authors: Volschenk, David Eduan
- Date: 2009-02-27T07:12:48Z
- Subjects: competency based education , group work in education , mathematics study and teaching
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:8191 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2195
- Description: M.Ed. , The central focus of the study is the development of guidelines and the creation of a implementation model for the integration of Outcomes Based Education (hereafter referred to as OBE) and Cooperative learning. The purpose of both the guidelines and the implementation model is to assist colleges with the implementation of the Education Strategy of the National Department of Education as proposed by the Minister of Education. A literature study was initiated through the identification of a problem area. A problem statement was formulated, followed by determining a working methodology which was to be followed during the execution of the study. During the study as well as the development stages of the implementation model, both OBE and Cooperative learning remained the central focus. By means of a literature study both the focus points were highlighted by the emphasis on the integration of OBE and Cooperative learning. The literature study was followed by a quantitative empirical study. The study was supported by the development of a qualitative data gathering instrument. The empirical study was conducted at 3 colleges. The purpose of the empirical study was to determine the extend to which lecturers were employing OBE and Cooperative learning in the Mathematics classes. The research data forthcoming from the empirical study were analysed. During this analysis the focus fell on specifically six points. The six points were the following: • What level of understanding do the respondents have of OBE and Cooperative learning? • What level of training have respondents undergone pertaining to OBE and Cooperative learning? • Does the need exist among respondents to implement OBE and Cooperative learning in their Mathematics classes? • Are respondents capable of implementing OBE and Cooperative learning in their Mathematics classes? • How often are OBE and Cooperative learning used by the respondents in the Mathematics classes? • Is there a need among respondents for further training in OBE and Cooperative learning? The analysis was followed by an elaborate discussion of the above mentioned points to ensure the data acquired were understood and correctly interpreted. This allowed the researcher to draw certain conclusions, which in turn, along with personal experience, were used to make recommendations with respect to the integration of OBE and Cooperative learning as teaching approaches in Mathematics classes.
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The teaching of literacy to English second language speakers in the foundation phase.
- Authors: Modau, Elisa Khethani
- Date: 2008-10-14T11:25:46Z
- Subjects: literacy study and teaching , english language study and teaching , competency based education , elementary school teaching , Gauteng (South Africa)
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:12094 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1183
- Description: M.Ed. , New vistas for research among educationists are being introduced through the implementation of the Revised National Curriculum Statement (RNCS), the second phase of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in South Africa that will be put into practice for the Foundation Phase from 2004. This essay seeks to engage at grassroots level with the people who are experiencing the new dispensation in the teaching of Literacy in the Foundation Phase: the educators, the learners and their parents and the district officials. It is a vital part of the change process, and the sustaining of the Revised National Curriculum Statement (RNCS), that the present reforms are encouraged at all centres of learning: to this end educators are being trained during their holidays. The revised curriculum aims are empowering both learners and educators, with a particular emphasis on offering learners the necessary opportunity to equip themselves for life in society once they have finished school. The setting of the study is a school in Gauteng, 90% of whose learners are from the informal settlement of Bekkersdal with its highly congested homes. The overcrowding in the shacks contributes to the difficulty of the learners in the area to master their work, and it is left to educators in the area to bear full responsibility for the education of the learners, for parents in the area are unable to be involved in the process for most of them are illiterate. Individual educators in the school, aware of the sociological factors that impact in a negative manner on the schooling in the area, are expected to “go an extra mile” to empower learners so that they, becoming literate, have the opportunity to construct knowledge by means of knowledge sharing, exploration, asking questions and active participation in the classroom. , Dr. M.C. van Loggerenberg
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The new curriculum and teacher performance.
- Authors: Morgan, Nicolette Genevive
- Date: 2008-10-14T11:26:54Z
- Subjects: curriculum training , competency based education , teacher participation in curriculum planning , rating of teachers , training of teachers
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:12156 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1189
- Description: M.Ed. , This research dissertation sought to discover how teachers have interacted with the New Curriculum, it is, the newly designed Curriculum 2005 (C2005) and the subsequent Revised New Curriculum Statement that featured in the educational realm in South Africa in recent years. It was an attempt at discovering both the mental and physical attributes that teachers conveyed whilst implementing the Curriculum. The qualitative research approach was used in the study, which allowed for an in-depth insight into the day to day successes or failures that both teachers and learners experienced in the classroom. With the use of the interview guide, responses that surfaced, gave the researcher the opportunity to divulge further into the weaknesses or strengths that the New Curriculum possesses. The researcher discovered through this study that there were many controversial issues that surrounded the implementation of the New Curriculum. Thus, the focus remained on the how the most important stakeholders, the teachers, expressed their views pertaining to the Curriculum. The study provided evidence that suggests that teachers need to and should be included in all curriculum planning processes. , Dr. M.C. van Loggerenberg
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