PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
FozeaFryddie
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all FozeaFryddie's badges.
 

Education Foundations

16 January 2012, 08:09
The RNCS (Revised National Curriculum Statement)  has been revised again, in my opinion, did more harm to holistic education than was intended.  Re-re-revised editions of specific learning areas generated more money for the text book market (writers and retailers) than it helped learners understand their tasks and/or alleviate the burden on educators as far as planning and administration is concerned.  Content selected reflected personal interest rather than catering for the employment market.

Advice to educators in the Foundation Phase, from Gr 0 onward:  Use the methods of teaching of the years of old.  There is nothing as debilitating as functional illiteracy.  The content and methods focused on in the Education Department's version of what a learner should know and the skills they should develop is largely responsible for learners entering high schools ill prepared to deal with the challenges they are phased with in this changed setting, work pressures and content.

The 3R's can never be disregarded in the learner's cognitive development.  It forms the basis of all other learning.  So... let the L.O.  and other  fancy distractions lay by the wayside until the learner has mastered the 3R's as in 'the olden days'.  The methods applied to achieve this may differ from educator to educator, catering for the differing needs of the learners, but the outcomes should primarily remain the functional literacy of learners in the areas of Reading, wRiting and Reckoning (Arithmetic or Numeracy).   The lack of these skills is largely to blame for poor performance in Mathematics later in the learners' academic lives.  

My hats off to those educators still sweating it out and giving their ALL to their charges.  If the Foundation is not strong, learners do not perform that well.  The role these educators play in shaping the academic lives of learners should never be underestimated and undervalued.   They have the ability to make or break the learners'  will to achieve.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Gideon Joubert
Fixing the Firearms Control Act

The Firearms Control Act of 2000, which was forced upon the SAPS and South African gun owners, is clearly not working the way its architects intended it to.  Read more...

36 comments 852 views
Submitted by
ChiefDavid
Does South Africa need military/s...

The role of the SANDF is always misunderstood by many people especially people who are not part of the Defence force. Read more...

7 comments 326 views
Submitted by
Daisy Nougeira171
What is Love (Christians don't hu...

Christians it would seem, according to their God’s commands, are to be the epitome of love, kindness, compassion. Read more...

33 comments 215 views
Submitted by
Kurt Ellis
The Real Housewives of Nkandla Ep...

“Bring back our money. Bring back our money.” Nasir Alli and Vusi Mona chanted in the small office they were using in the Parliamentary House.  Read more...

2 comments 124 views
Submitted by
czoe
Racial syndrome..a dividing line

Without tolerance of each other and respect of one’s culture and race that are identically unique, we shall never be stable and successful politically; socially; culturally and economically.  Read more...

35 comments 608 views
Submitted by
Siyabonga Dube
Nothing South African about that

If being fake was a crime then a very vast majority of people in our country would be in jail. Read more...

3 comments 465 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off all TV Series!

Want to have a chilled day at home? Get 20% off TV series, the perfect excuse to "veg out". Shop now!

Save R700 on the Hisense LED TV Now R2499

Get the Hisense 32” HD ready LED TV for only R2499. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.