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An Introduction To Scholarship offers a practical, skills-based approach to developing the basic academic and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the tertiary environment.
This is the definitive book about the biggest changes in education, schooling and teaching since the school classroom was invented almost 300 years ago. The vision and power of the original "Learning Revolution" remains, but the authors now address current developments such as: how instant information and interactive technology are finally forcing a complete rethink of everything we've ever believed about education; how new interlocking networks are creating dramatic new models for learning; and how new teaching methods are revolutionizing schooling in pockets around the world. Dryden, the award-winning television and radio talk show host, is just completing a series of television programmes on new methods of learning and Vos is putting the finishing touches to a seven-year doctoral research project into the same subject. The combined power of these two dynamic authors is highly compelling!
Life skills is a critically important subject to teach at the Foundation Phase level as it is at this unique time in a young learner’s development that an important grounding for later life can be established. Never will teachers have a better opportunity to shape learners’ knowledge, skills and values and to prepare them for the challenges and successes that lie ahead. Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase equips teachers to support learners’ holistic development, both as citizens of South Africa and participants in a global community.
Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase is based on sound pedagogical principles, providing many practical ideas to Foundation Phase teachers and student teachers (grades R–3). For easy reference between classroom practice and formal studies, this book is structured according to the CAPS Foundation Phase curriculum and focuses on the following knowledge areas:
Teaching life skills in the Foundation Phase is aimed at teachers, school managers and parents.
How can teachers identify and deal with barriers to learning in an insightful and systemic way? What sort of educational, contextual, social and developmental barriers face students in a developing society? Educational Psychology in social context: Ecosystemic applications in southern Africa is a tried-and-tested textbook which applies educational psychology - and, specifically, a unifying ecosystemic framework - to aid teachers and other educators to enhance the learning experience of students in a developing society. The book is relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate study in either pre-service or in-service teacher education. It can be used for courses in educational psychology in programmes such as B.Ed., Bed (Hons) and PGCE and as a handbook for teachers in the fields. The 5th edition continues to build on the tradition of excellence that this book has established in the market. New to this edition, includes sections on bibliotherapy, positive psychology and a considerable extension of the current section on emotional difficulties. Practical guidelines on how to accommodate different learning needs and styles in the classroom have been expanded, as in addition to behavioural challenges, this is a major challenge for teachers in our schools, particularly where they are taking inclusion seriously.
Written for pre-service and in-service early childhood professionals in child care, preschool, or kindergarten through third grade settings, ART & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 8th Edition, takes a child-centered approach to art education. Updated throughout, the book includes an in-depth discussion of technology to aid teachers in understanding the role that technology can play in children's visual art appreciation and production. Guidelines for establishing an inclusive art program in classrooms for young children are included for early childhood professionals. Activities and recipes make the text a valuable resource for in-service teachers.
Constructing a good dissertation is a guide to writing good dissertations. The approach is both practical and sensible. The entire dissertation process is broken down into manageable pieces. What to do, when to do it, the sense behind doing it, and how to do it efficiently are explained in a clear and easily understood way. Checklists and online support are included: Strategies for success before researching or writing; manage the dissertation project; structure the dissertation; find a doable topic and identify an appropriate problem in it; do effective preliminary and detailed research; write proposals that work; plan and write the 'big five' - introduction, literature review, method chapter, body, conclusion; work effectively with supervisors; avoid common errors; mark your own dissertation before handling it in; pass cum laude.
TEACHERS DISCOVERING COMPUTERS: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN A CHANGING WORLD, EIGHTH EDITION introduces future educators to technology and digital media in order to help them successfully teach the current generation of digital students.
Using teaching scenarios this book highlights the complex journey a novice teacher has to undertake to become a competent practitioner in the face of the daily intricacies and messiness of teaching. Scenarios expose teacher education students to the realities of the classroom. This expanded second edition explores the multiple roles of the teacher and can be used to good effect to train students to become engaged and excellent teachers.
The intermediate phase is a critically important period in schooling, when most learners make the transition from learning in their home language to using English as the language of learning and teaching. Learners and teachers find it a daunting time. There are language and literacy challenges in learning English as a subject, in addition to the linguistic complexities of classrooms in urban areas. Recent research has indicated that many intermediate phase learners are also still not fluent readers. Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase will support teachers in overcoming these classroom challenges.
The book starts by exploring who the Intermediate and Senior Phase learner is – physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively – and then focuses on the skills of reading and viewing, writing, and speaking and listening.
In addition, the text:
Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase is suitable for preservice teachers completing a BEd or a PGCE. In-service teachers will also find it useful.
Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task. This new edition of Academic Writing has been fully revised to help students reach this goal. Clearly organised, the course explains the writing process from start to finish. Each stage is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading.
The book is divided into short sections which contain examples, explanations and exercises for use in the classroom or self-study. Cross-references allow easy access to relevant sections, and a full answer key is included.
Teaching Science: Foundation to Senior Phase connects theory to practice through in-depth scientific investigations.
Part 1 focuses on the theoretical knowledge of teaching natural sciences from Foundation Phase through to the Intermediate and Senior Phases, with an array of activities for pre-service teachers to practise. Part 2 includes five experiments: each covers multiple learning areas, is adjustable for older and younger learners, and clearly links back to the theory in Part 1.
It is nearly two decades since public schools in South Africa began to admit learners from all cultural and racial backgrounds, and this diversity has resulted in a need for schools to evolve with the changing circumstances as well as to maintain excellence. Teachers are faced daily with the challenge of teaching and managing learners of unfamiliar cultures, languages and backgrounds. Multicultural education introduces various models of multicultural education and provides practical, low-cost classroom strategies which teachers can implement effectively in culturally diverse schools.
Multicultural education explores concepts of diversity in society from various theoretical perspectives and discusses the implications of differences and similarities among South African learners. Practical activities at the end of each chapter allow teachers to reflect critically on their own practice, and assist educational leaders to carry out professional development in multicultural education in their schools.
Contents include the following:
A special edition matched to the curriculum requirements of Unisa.
Based on the popular Teaching Foundation Phase mathematics - A guide for South African students and teachers.
Are you looking for one book that covers every aspect of the teaching of English at primary level?
Now fully updated, this third edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes brand new chapters on children’s literature and reading comprehension. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level.
The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on:
All the chapters include clear examples of practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research, and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the demands of national curricula. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading.
This book is for all who want to improve teaching English, language and literacy. Designed to help inform the practice of students on teacher training courses, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this book covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.
These study guides cover the basic concepts and skills required in a subject at first-year level and combine generic academic skills, professional skills and academic content. They simplify difficult concepts and allow the student to practice and apply these concepts. Each chapter covers the key areas of skills, ideas and practice. The step-by-step approach promotes an understanding of complex concepts. Practice for the exam exercises at the end of each chapter help students prepare for the exams. Tips are provided on how to cope with learning in the tertiary environment.
Teaching–Learning Dynamics is a field-leading teacher education textbook that has been used by student teachers and beginner teachers across South Africa for over 20 years. The new fifth edition has updated content to: Bring it in line with the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and other recent South African curriculum policy changes; include a new chapter on the theoretical foundations of teaching and learning; include a chapter on using media in the classroom. This book is now in a more reader-friendly design and format, including key terms and definitions for each chapter, note boxes in the margins and QR codes linking readers to useful online videos and resources. The aim of this book is to support and empower both students and teachers with as many practical resources as possible including lesson plans, assessment tools, lesson transcripts, case studies and more. It also supports lecturers with a range of additional resources including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and a range of PowerPoint slides with activities to encourage student participation and engagement.
This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.
The reception year, before a child starts formal schooling in Grade 1, is critical in a child's development. It is in the Grade R year that the teacher has a unique opportunity to enhance the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will shape the child's later academic success. A high-quality Grade R programme is therefore very important. Teaching Grade R promotes a participatory and child-centred approach to learning, based on the pedagogy of play that positions children as active learners and encourages teachers to become critically reflective practitioners. This pedagogy of play is explained in detail in the book, and suggestions and pointers are given as to how it can be used in the classroom to enhance learning.
This UNISA Custom edition contains selected chapters of the 12th Edition of Educational Psychology, maintaining the lucid, jargon-free writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance for teachers and students in classrooms.
Your lecturer has created this personalised learning resource to support your studies. It contains Pearson content from our world-renowned textbook authors, and often also industry case studies and articles. It includes just the bits your lecturer knows you need - nothing extra!
They may also have included their own, bespoke, learning materials specific to your course.
Practical guide to facilitating language learning 4estimulates creative thinking in the classroom and makes language learning fun. Students teachers will find guidance on creating interesting lessons for a multilingual environment and how to develop language confidence in their learners. Practical guide to facilitating language learning is aimed at English methodology or language methodology courses offered in BEd, BEd (Honours), ACE and PGCE qualifications as well as the professional teachers. It is designed to address all phases but it is particularly well suited to Intermediate and Senior Phase.
A teacher's role is fundamental in the acquisition of the much needed mathematical skills and knowledge that form part of children's early development and beyond. From the year before learners enter formal schooling (Grade R) to the end of the Foundation Phase (Grade 3), teachers contribute to the most important learning cycle and lay the groundwork for learners for the rest of their schooling years. Teaching Foundation Phase Mathematics provides crucial insights into basic principles that are applied both globally and locally with an in-depth discussion of the concepts and theories that underlie the teaching of mathematics to learners at a young age. Carefully considering the CAPS documents issued by the Department of Basic Education in 2012, themes revolve around the physical, social and conceptual knowledge that learners need to acquire and build on in mathematics in order to fully comprehend and develop their skills for the future. Contents include the following: Basic principles of acquiring mathematical skills and knowledge; Diversity and mathematics in the classroom; Teaching and learning mathematics in Grade R; Development of number concepts; Patterns, functions and algebra at an early stage; Teaching and learning about space and shape; Teaching and learning about measurement; Handling data at an early stage; Assessing mathematics in the child-centred classroom. Teaching Foundation Phase Mathematics is the essential guide for beginner teachers and students to prepare their classrooms, plan lessons to support the acquisition of mathematical skills and knowledge, and teach mathematics with confidence. The book will also help parents understand what their children are required to learn in the mathematics classroom. A resource kit is added on CD-ROM to supply teachers with valuable resource materials and each chapter also contains a special section on the use of technology in the classroom.
Explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) more in-depth treatment of research articles greater emphasis on vocabulary issues revised flow-of-ideas section additional tasks that require students to do their own research more corpus-informed content The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.
A teacher's role is fundamental in the acquisition of the much-needed mathematical skills and knowledge that form part of children's early development and beyond. From the year before learners enter formal schooling (Grade R) to the end of the Foundation Phase (Grade 3), teachers contribute to the most important learning cycle and lay the groundwork for learners for the rest of their schooling years. Teaching Foundation Phase Mathematics provides crucial insights into basic principles that are applied both globally and locally with an in-depth discussion of the concepts and theories that underlie the teaching of mathematics to learners at a young age. The terms Africanisation, decolonisation of the curriculum and ethno mathematics are also discussed. Carefully considering the CAPS documents issued by the Department of Basic Education in 2012, themes revolve around the physical, social and conceptual knowledge that learners need to acquire and build on in mathematics in order to fully comprehend and develop their skills for the future. Teaching Foundation Phase Mathematics is the essential guide for beginner teachers and students to prepare their classrooms, plan lessons to support the acquisition of mathematical skills and knowledge, and teach mathematics with confidence in a multicultural classroom. The book will also help parents understand what their children are required to learn in the mathematics classroom.
If you are wanting insight into the vibrant field of educational psychology in South Africa at the present moment, this is the book for you. Researchers and practitioners from sixteen South African universities have collaborated to provide succinct, thoughtful and contextually relevant insights into the dynamics encountered in educational psychology today. Educational psychology as a science is explored within a variety of environments and connected to the dynamic profession of being an educational psychologist. The text presents South African examples, which are deeply rooted in the South African context, and presents nuanced understandings of the complexities of educational Psychology as a developing field.
Research matters is an introductory research title aimed at undergraduate students. In an accessible and comprehensive manner, it explains research in its entirety to the novice researcher. The book aims at equipping the inexperienced researcher with the necessary skills and confidence to tackle the research process. The chapters provide a theoretical underpinning and an overview of the three most common research paradigms and how these paradigms impact on the way in which researchers conduct their research. Qualitative and quantitative methods are covered in detail as are the practicalities of referencing, proposal and report writing, and determining the limitations of research. The important topic of ethics in research is also included.
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