In the winter of 2018, a group of postgraduate students met at a house on the Magaliesberg mountainside. They had been invited for a research retreat week, where they could discuss aspects of their work with each other and with one of their professors, Elbie, who had joined them. Using some objects around the garden,…

Service-learning actively involves students in a range of experiences, which benefit the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum. UJ’s first year intermediate phase education students did just that with a community engagement project that stretched over several weeks. This video shows how students taught Grade 4 learners of a local primary…

It is crucial for teachers of language and literacy to understand the development of academic language.  Academic language refers to the language that is used for schooling. It is the language a learner needs to use effectively in order to progress successfully through school. Academic language is different to the everyday language which learners use…

Author: Hayley van der Haar It is crucial for teachers of language and literacy to understand the difference between phonological awareness and phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes which are the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning. Phonemic awareness is the ability…

Authors: Annemarie Fritz-Stratmann, Antje Ehlert and Gabriele Klüsener  The authors of this article argue that it is important for pre-service teachers to know about the psychology of learning mathematics (i.e. how children develop concepts) in order for them to be able to help children who encounter problems. Therefore, this article explores how a remedial programme,…