Education Theory


Recent Submissions

  • Fundamentals in ECD: Communications 

    Thornton, L. (Lucy) (South African Institute for Distance Education, 2006)
    This manual is for you, the ECD practitioner. You will use it to study for Fundamentals in Communications at NQF Level One. It is written so that you can work through it alone, or with other early childhood practitioners ...

  • Being a Teacher: Professional Challenges and Choices 

    Adendorff, M. (Mike); Mason, M. (Mark); Modiba, M. (Maropeng) (South African Institute for Distance Education, 2010)
    Teachers are not just teachers. They are also people. In straddling issues of both professional and personal identity, this module comes to grips with the professional choices teachers are required to make, and do make, ...

  • Learners and Learning 

    Moll, I. (Ian); Bradbury, J. (Jill); Winkler, G. (Gisela) (South African Institute for Distance Education, 2010)
    As its title suggests, Learners and Learning is a module that addresses most directly the central, core business of schooling. The aim of the module is to improve the teaching abilities of teachers. It accordingly promotes ...

  • Cracking the Code to Educational Analysis 

    Hugo, W. (Wayne) (OER Africa, 2014)
    This set of 22 videos cover how to analyse any educational process in the world. It is based on the book 'Cracking the Code to Educational Analysis', and covers curriculum and pedagogy issues as well as looking at stages ...

  • Implementing Inclusive Education Partnering with Parents 

    Fourie, J. (Jean) (BRIDGE, 2014-03)
    Jean Fourie from the University of Johannesburg looks at strategies in developing effective family-school partnerships. Presentation was given at a Teachers Upfront Seminar held in March 2014.

  • Using ICTs in Teaching and Learning: Issues and Challenges 

    Dlamini, R. (Reuben) (BRIDGE, 2014-09)
    A presentation by Reuben Dlamini on using information and communications technology in teaching and the issues that teachers face. Lecture given at a teachers upfront seminar held in September 2014.

  • Parental Involvement in Homework: Does the Socio-Economic Factor Matter? 

    Ndebele, M. (Mishek) (BRIDGE, 2015-05)
    A presentation by Dr Misheck Ndebele at the Teachers Upfront Seminar on Parents as Partners in the Classroom.

  • Parents as Partners in the Classroom: Why does it make a Difference? 

    du Preez, T. (Tinus) (BRIDGE, 2015-05)
    A presentation by Tinus du Preez at the Teachers Upfront Seminar on Parents as Partners in the Classroom and ways teachers can encourage and increase their engagement in students' learning.

  • Improving Attention and Focus of Learners 

    Adams, R. (Rubin) (BRIDGE, 2015-07)
    Rubin Adams presented on improving concentration and focus in children who battle with classroom learning as part of a differentiation strategy at the SAESC National Meeting. The presentation includes activities that help ...

  • Making Meaning and Metacognition 

    Hilarides, L. (Lucy); Colen, E. (Elizabeth) (BRIDGE, 2016-07)
    This presentation guides educators and helps learners become more aware of, and analyze their own thinking or learning process. It encourages higher student engagement and increases agency and self-efficacy of learners.

  • Metacognition: Thinking about One's Thinking 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-09)
    This strategy guide may be used by educators to improve metacognition in their classrooms. It includes:a definition of metacognition, a brief discussion of its importance for learners and 7 strategies to help learners ...

  • Building an Inclusive Classroom 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-09)
    There is an increasing awareness that while the structures and struggles of wider society impact the classroom, society is also formed in the classroom. Teachers have an invaluable role to play in increasing inclusivity, ...

  • Online Learning in the 21st Century Classroom 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-09)
    The following document details 1 of 7 innovative ideas as shared by Arlene, a participant of the Axis Education Forum 2016. Here, you will find: a) A brief discussion of education in the 21st century b) Tools and strategies ...

  • Mentoring for Pre-Service Teachers 

    Marriott, C. (Charles) (BRIDGE, 2016-10)
    Charles Marriott presents on the benefits of mentoring and coaching, discussing the main characteristics of an effective approach as well as some of the practical and logistical aspects of implementing a mentorship program.

  • The Teacher as a Person 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-09)
    There is an increasing awareness that the process of learning is a deeply human one , that demands an awareness of interpersonal dynamics s and immense sensitivity and people skills . If teachers are to be successful, their ...

  • Mentorship as Facilitation of Self-Directed Learning 

    Prins, H. (Hanno) (BRIDGE, 2016-07)
    In this presentation, Dr Hanno Prins shares the mentoring model used at Lebone College. He argues that mentoring is a facilitation of Self-Directed Learning.

  • Debate as Enrichment: With Special Focus on the Gifted Child 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-07)
    This presentation focuses on gifted learners from the perspective of inclusive education in South Africa. It defines “giftedness”, and talks about the challenges and benefits of extending education to gifted learners.

  • Creativity in the Classroom: Promoting Divergent Thinking 

    Herbert, A. (Amelia) (BRIDGE, 2016-07)
    Many of our current students will work in jobs or pursue careers that don’t yet exist. Simply learning a specific skill set or a body of discrete facts will not equip them to be adaptable, innovative, entrepreneurial. ...

  • The Reflective Teacher 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-09)
    This tool may be used by educators to improve reflective practice in the classroom. It includes; a) a definition of reflective practice, b) a brief discussion of its importance for educators, and c) four easy steps to ...

  • Growth Mindset 

    Not available (BRIDGE, 2016-09)
    The ways in which teachers praise and encourage students has been proven to have a substantial effect on their learning and growth. This document takes a look at the concept of “growth mindsets” and how the cultivation of ...

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