How to support your child’s learning during their first year of school.

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING DURING THEIR FIRST YEAR OF SCHOOL Author: Prof. Lara Ragpot Department of Childhood Education Faculty of Education University of Johannesburg If your child has started school for the first time this year, it has probably been a very exciting experience for your child as well as for you as parents. Even though it might … Read More

Preparing for the school year- Caxton Article

Preparing for the School Year by  Mrs Hayley Van der Haar Department of Childhood Education Faculty of Education University of Johannesburg During the school holidays, normal routines are put aside and parents and children are more relaxed and not too worried about following the usual time schedules. Now that the school holiday is over, and it is the beginning of the … Read More

Bridging theory and practice in teacher education: teaching schools – a bridge too far?

Authors: Sarah Gravett and Sarita Ramsaroop The Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development in South Africa of 2011 proposed the establishment of teaching schools to strengthen teacher education. These schools would be ‘teaching laboratories’ where students observe best practice and participate in teaching activities. They would also be centres for research into strengthening teacher education. According to … Read More