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ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and Manage organisational system, physical and financial resources (Word)
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This module examines the structures, systems and processes that should be established in order for a school to be effective. The expectation of all stakeholders in the school environment is that an effective school will be able to provide an education of progressively higher quality for all learners. The premise of this module is that effective education is built upon, and grounded in, policies, principles and values. The acts, regulations and policies of national and provincial governments have created the framework and values within which the schools organisational systems, and physical and financial resources should be managed.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Finance
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Department of Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Managing teaching and learning (Word)
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This module is about the management of teaching and learning. We begin by exploring the school as a learning organization and promoting a culture of learning and teaching, which is dedicated to constant renewal and improvement. We will also tackle the issue of context, and will look at the ways in which the physical environment of the school impacts on the quality of learning. This leads us into an exploration of the challenges of effectively planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a curriculum that needs constantly to change and reinvent itself in line with the changing needs of a changing society. In particular, we focus on what is required to improve teaching and learning in order to produce enhanced learner outcomes. This paves the way for the identification and development of the skills and processes needed to lead and manage effective teaching and learning.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths: Solutions Unit 2 - Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

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Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 5: Exercises on Teaching Data Handling (Word)
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 1 - How responsive are schools to the socio-economic challenges in South Africa today?
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The purpose of this toolkit is to understand what threatens the quality of education in your school so that you can take informed action to remedy the situation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 3 - Care for vulnerable learners
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There are different ways of combating discrimination and creating a safe and nonthreatening environment at school. An important contribution can be made by implementing an Anti-Bullying Policy.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 5 - Good nutrition for learning
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The purpose of this toolkit is to provide a helpful, detailed checklist for SMTs to plan and manage their school nutrition programme.

Subject:
Education
Nutrition
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 6 - School-based aftercare
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The purpose of this toolkit is to use a brainstorming technique to come up with creative ideas respond to the challenge of providing aftercare support for vulnerable learners. To use the ideas from the brainstorming session to inform the development of a draft set of ideas for an aftercare strategy.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 7 - Counselling support for vulnerable learners
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The purpose of this toolkit is to conduct a situational analysis or assessment that will help you to understand the size of the challenge and the current capacity of your school to set up a counselling service. To assist you to decide on the most suitable options for implementing counselling support in your school context.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Creating a Caring School: Toolkit Unit 8 - Developing a school-based care and support plan
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The purpose of this toolkit is to conduct a situational analysis or assessment that will help you to understand the size of the challenge and the current capacity of your school to set up a counselling service. To assist you to decide on the most suitable options for implementing counselling support in your school context.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Christina Randell
Gisela Winkler
Liora Hellmann
Maryla Bialobrzeska
Date Added:
01/01/2009
Household Food Security: Module 1: Introduction to Household Food Security
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In this module we will introduce you to concepts such as food security, food insecurity, nutrition security, livelihood security, food policies and programmes and the role of stakeholders and facilitators. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to gather information on many different levels, from the macro to the micro level. You will also, in time, become equipped to analyse community and household needs, understand the implications of policies and strategies for communities and households. You will eventually be able to report on the community situation regarding food insecurity and related issues and to advocate and request assistance for intervention.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
07/01/2010
Household Food Security. Module 2- Participatory Extension for Household Food Security
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This unit we focus on household food security and what the effect of food insecurity will be on households. These days the concepts nutrition, nutrition security, livelihoods and household livelihood security are also used when the bigger picture of household food security is discussed.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Household Food Security. Module 3 - Sustainable Natural Resources Use
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In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Household Food Security. Module 4 - Food Behaviour and Nutrition
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In Module 4 you are revising the important concepts from Module 1 such as food security,food insecurity, nutrition security and livelihood security. We add nutrition for the vulnerable,food behaviour, food choices, dietary patterns and diet diversity, as well as the role played by different stakeholders involved in food security. Together with the households you will gain knowledge on these issues and help the households themselves to gather information about their nutrition related problems, vulnerability, risks and malnutrition. You will together with them analyse the causes of these problems on different levels, from the macro to the micro level. The most important set of skills you will learn is how to work with households as a facilitator.

Subject:
Ecology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
FM Ferreira
Date Added:
07/01/2010
Learners and Learning Module
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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 a theoretically informed understanding of what learning is,how it takes place, and how teachers may go about organising systematic learning. The module enables teachers to analyse learning, and, in so doing, to reflect on what they can do to improve it. Thus, while the module draws on the learning theories of writers like Piaget and Vygotsky, it grounds these examples, practical exercises, and case studies drawn from schools.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Gisela Winkler
Ian Moll
Jill Bradbury
John Gultig
Lynne Slonimsky
Maggie Tshule
Merlyn van Voore
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Reading: Understanding Intrapersonal Characteristics
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The impact of intrapersonal characteristics on school performance and learner development - A reading to accompany Unit Six of the module: Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Diverse Classrooms. This reading is useful because it summaraizes the various theoretical perspectives for understanding inclusive education, and because it uses case studies of typical learners to illustrate how teaching and learning activities need to be adapted to ensure that all children, no matter what their background or intrapersonal characteristics do learn mathematics.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Inglis, Judith
Date Added:
01/01/2008
School effectiveness and school improvement
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This audiotape is linked to Creating People Centred Schools learning guide, but carries debates which could also be used in a free-standing way by anyone interested in school organization and change.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Author:
Themba Ndhlovu, Carol Bertram, Nonhlanhla Mthiyane, Neil Avery, John Gultig, Dawn Butler
Date Added:
04/01/2010