Lees jou gunsteling-tydskrifte en -koerante nou alles op een plek teen slegs R99 p.m. Word 'n intekenaar
Nuus
Maths, Science learning aided

The successful implementation of the Science-for-the-Future (S4F) programme in the Free State will soon benefit other provinces.

This is an innovative partnership between the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) and the University of the Free State (UFS), undertaken through the insti­tution’s Faculty of Education.

Plans to extend it to other universities were announced at the launch held at the UFS Campus in Bloemfontein on 20 September. This programme has been set up for training Mathematics and Science teachers, as well as to support learners.

Due to its success it will be extended to six universities in South Africa: the Nelson Mandela University, Walter Sisulu University, Sol Plaatje University, University of Limpopo, University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Mpumalanga.

It is envisaged that it will reach over 30 000 teachers, learners and parents in seven provinces, especially learners in rural areas, improving their performance in Mathematics and Science.

“Teachers’ subject content knowledge, teaching skills, teaching resources at school and at home, parental involvement and the language of learning and teaching that differs from home languages were identified as factors that impact effective teaching and learning for Maths and Science,” said Dr Cobus van Breda, the S4F programme director.

This year, teachers from 47 primary schools in the Motheo District participated in the Family Maths and Key Concepts in Science programmes of the S4F.

Teachers received resources to improve their skills and content knowledge in Mathematics and Science. The teachers drive parental involvement by including and training parents in some of the activities that the learners do at school, thereby helping learners improve their performance in Mathematics and Science.

Dumisani Nkabinde, Sanral manager for the eastern region (Free State and Kwa­Zulu-Natal), said the initiative’s success could be measured in the improved performances by learners in Mathematics and Science at matric level in the Free State.

Speaking at the event, Prof. Puleng LenkaBula, vice-rector for Institutional Change, Student Affairs and Community Engagement at the UFS, applauded the agency for valuing higher education and partnering with the university in the development of education.

MyStem: Het jy meer op die hart?

Stuur jou mening van 300 woorde of minder na MyStem@netwerk24.com en ons sal dit vir publikasie oorweeg. Onthou om jou naam en van, ‘n kop-en-skouers foto en jou dorp of stad in te sluit.

Ons kommentaarbeleid

Netwerk24 ondersteun ‘n intelligente, oop gesprek en waardeer sinvolle bydraes deur ons lesers. Lewer hier kommentaar wat relevant is tot die onderwerp van die artikel. Jou mening is vir ons belangrik en kan verdere menings of ondersoeke stimuleer. Geldige kritiek en meningsverskille is aanvaarbaar, maar hierdie is nie ‘n platform vir haatspraak of persoonlike aanvalle nie. Kommentaar wat irrelevant, onnodig aggressief of beledigend is, sal verwyder word. Lees ons volledige kommentaarbeleid hier

Kontak Bloem Nuus Kontak ons
Stemme

Hallo, jy moet ingeteken wees of registreer om artikels te lees.