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How can teachers identify and deal with barriers to learning in an insightful and systemic way? What sort of educational, contextual, social and developmental barriers face students in a developing society? Educational Psychology in social context: Ecosystemic applications in southern Africa is a tried-and-tested textbook which applies educational psychology - and, specifically, a unifying ecosystemic framework - to aid teachers and other educators to enhance the learning experience of students in a developing society. The book is relevant to both undergraduate and postgraduate study in either pre-service or in-service teacher education. It can be used for courses in educational psychology in programmes such as B.Ed., Bed (Hons) and PGCE and as a handbook for teachers in the fields. The 5th edition continues to build on the tradition of excellence that this book has established in the market. New to this edition, includes sections on bibliotherapy, positive psychology and a considerable extension of the current section on emotional difficulties. Practical guidelines on how to accommodate different learning needs and styles in the classroom have been expanded, as in addition to behavioural challenges, this is a major challenge for teachers in our schools, particularly where they are taking inclusion seriously.
Essential reading for matriculants, first year university and college students – and their parents!
Your First Year Of Varsity talks directly to Grade 12 learners and first year university and college students who arrive at their place of higher education filled with hopes, expectations, fears and dreams; yet with little understanding of what this new world means and how to adapt, grow – and graduate.
The book addresses all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and cultural shifts that will turn an undergraduate into a viable part of higher education life. Foster and Mofokeng have written the book in plain English and it is accessible to anyone who can read a magazine or newspaper. An empathetic, no-nonsense and practical guide to understanding the cultural and academic divide between high school and college or university.
This UNISA Custom edition contains selected chapters of the 12th Edition of Educational Psychology, maintaining the lucid, jargon-free writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance for teachers and students in classrooms.
Your lecturer has created this personalised learning resource to support your studies. It contains Pearson content from our world-renowned textbook authors, and often also industry case studies and articles. It includes just the bits your lecturer knows you need - nothing extra!
They may also have included their own, bespoke, learning materials specific to your course.
If you are wanting insight into the vibrant field of educational psychology in South Africa at the present moment, this is the book for you. Researchers and practitioners from sixteen South African universities have collaborated to provide succinct, thoughtful and contextually relevant insights into the dynamics encountered in educational psychology today. Educational psychology as a science is explored within a variety of environments and connected to the dynamic profession of being an educational psychologist. The text presents South African examples, which are deeply rooted in the South African context, and presents nuanced understandings of the complexities of educational Psychology as a developing field.
What is the aim of education in the 21st century? Is it to search for truth, to improve the human condition, or to bolster a country's economy and meet the workforce needs of the state? Or should the aim of education be focused on social, academic, cultur
Knowledge And Global Power is a ground-breaking international study which examines how knowledge is produced, distributed and validated globally.
The former imperial nations – the rich countries of Europe and North America – still have a hegemonic position in the global knowledge economy. Fran Collyer, Raewyn Connell, João Maia and Robert Morrell, using interviews, databases and fieldwork, show how intellectual workers respond in three Southern tier countries, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. The study focuses on new, socially and politically important research fields: HIV/AIDS, climate change and gender studies.
The research demonstrates emphatically that ‘place matters’, shaping research, scholarship and knowledge itself. But it also shows that knowledge workers in the global South have room to move, setting agendas and forming local knowledge.
Indien jy op soek is na die jongste navorsing en praktykwerk in Opvoedkundige Sielkunde in Suid-Afrika is hierdie die boek vir jou. Navorsers en praktisyns van sestien Suid-Afrikaanse universiteite het saamgewerk om kort, kragtige, insiggewende en konstekstueel-relevante hoofstukke aan te bied oor Opvoedkundige Sielkunde op die oomblik. Opvoedkundige Sielkunde as 'n wetenskap word verken in 'n wye verskeidenheid kontekste en dit word in verband gebring met die dinamiese van opvoedkundige sielkunde. Die boek maak gebruik van Suid-Afrikaanse voorbeelde wat diep geworteld is in die Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing. Op hierdie wyse word genuanseerde sieninge van die kompleksiteite van Opvoedkundige Sielkunde as 'n ontwikkelende vakgebied aangebied.
Everyone has the right to education. The main objective of any education system in a democratic society is to provide quality education for all learners, including those with physical, mental and socioeconomic challenges, so that they will be able to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to society throughout their lives. With the publication of the Education White Paper 6 in 2001, South Africa proclaimed its policy of inclusive education; however, this policy is not always clearly understood by educators. Addressing barriers to learning provides relevant and in-depth knowledge to prepare educators to teach all the learners in their class groups to the best of their ability. Addressing barriers to learning covers the complete continuum of barriers to learning as reflected in Education White Paper 6, including the most vulnerable of them: those who are economically and educationally disadvantaged; those with physical, sensory, intellectual, and/or learning impairment; those who are subjected to xenophobic behaviour and those displaying challenging behaviour who are at risk of exclusion. This latest edition also includes a new section on discrimination and sociocultural injustice towards LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex) learners. Case studies offer practical examples and activities provide opportunities for hands-on experience with classroom practice and management, collaboration with all role players and mobilisation of community involvement, which is at the heart of true inclusion. Addressing barriers to learning is aimed at both prospective and current educators and other support professionals, including psychologists and therapists.
A Reader in Philosophy of Education attempts to deepen and widen the philosophical thinking of its readership in and about education. At the same time, it encourages an epistemologically rich understanding of education that is infused with different philosophies of education. Each of these gives readers an entry into the nature of education and maximises a many-sided understanding of educational problems encountered in society by means of rupture as well as consensus. The authors examine some of the primary genres of philosophy of education: critical realism; hermeneutics; phenomenology; critical theory; pragmatism; post-structuralism; rationality; Islamic education; Buddhism; Confucianism; African philosophy of education.
The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need to adopt in order to maximize student success. These include: thinking of and evaluating your impact on students' learning; the importance of assessment and feedback for teachers; working collaboratively and the sense of community; the notion that learning needs to be challenging; engaging in dialogue and the correct balance between talking and listening; conveying the success criteria to learners; building positive relationships. These powerful mindframes, which should underpin every action in schools, are founded on the principle that teachers are evaluators, change agents, learning experts, and seekers of feedback who are constantly engaged with dialogue and challenge. This practical guide, which includes questionnaires, scenarios, checklists, and exercises, will show any school exactly how to implement Hattie's mindframes to maximize success.
If you are curious about educational psychology, this title is for you. You can read the chapters in any sequence, or you can start at the beginning, because this title provides myriad keys to the wonderful variety of themes in educational Psychology today. This title focuses on all the positive constructs in educational Psychology and reflects on the wide range of strengths, assets and resources available to the educational psychologist. Each chapter presents an integrated overview, cutting-edge definitions of key concepts, quotations from professionals and students, and reflective questions to guide your practice. This title is particularly relevant to the local environment and presents practical application strategies. Indigenous knowledge is infused with international perspectives, and equal emphasis is placed on the learner and on the social context, on assessment and intervention, and on theory and practice. Keys to educational psychology is extremely accessible to students, but will also be invaluable for teachers, psychologists, researchers, and health professionals.
To date, academics, practitioners and students in South Africa
interested in career psychology have had to rely largely on
textbooks from the US and Europe. However, politics, economics and
prevailing social conditions have had a major influence on the
nature, form and direction of this field in South Africa, and while
many of these are excellent references, they understandably focus
on issues relevant to their own environment. Career psychology in
the South African context examines historical and state-of-the-art
career practices in career psychology, particularly in relation to
conditions in this country.
In building a more democratic society and an equitable and quality
education system, South Africa has embraced the implementation of
inclusive education in which the needs of all learners must be
accommodated. This move has placed increasing pressure on teachers
to adapt their instruction, the curriculum and the classroom
environment to increase learner involvement and to minimise the
exclusion of those children who experience barriers to learning.
Low-resource environments call for evidence-based knowledge on resilience strategies. When the stressed contexts associated with low resources also include cumulative and chronic risk (such as HIV & AIDS, high unemployment levels, low household incomes and low literacy levels), demands on varied services are strained even more drastically - compelling empirical understandings of how systems can cushion the impact of stressors. Partnering for resilience is a pioneering book offering insights (spanning eight years) from longitudinal, participatory research based on a strengths-based intervention with teachers in varied schools (primary and secondary; urban and rural) in three South African provinces. Partnering for resilience presents new knowledge pertaining particularly to how existing resources can be managed to both implement and sustain resilience tactics to mediate the effects of ongoing adversity. An evidence-based intervention model (STAR: Supportive Teachers, Assets and Resilience), with validated fidelity of intervention across cases, is presented. STAR demonstrates how varied groups of teachers, who took ownership of the challenges their school communities faced, were able to formulate solutions and reach identified goals in order to create and sustain caring and supportive schools. The methodological nuances of integrating Participatory Reflection and Action (PRA) for collaborative knowledge production are unpacked with case-by-case examples. In addition, the book argues for inventive knowledge production where research integrates community engagement processes with research capacity development of postgraduate students and partners.
The education system in South Africa is struggling to help learners to develop their full potential, particularly those from poor and rural communities. Research has shown that a lack of communication skills has become a major challenge and a barrier to learning for many learners. The current situation in this country requires us to consider not only children who have specific communication impairments, but also those battling to develop communication skills when their situation places them at a severe disadvantage. Speech-language therapy in a school context is a much-needed academic text for training students in speech-language therapy and audiology to work effectively in an educational environment. Speech-language therapy in a school context promotes collaborative practices among professionals, including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, learning support therapists and teachers, while reinforcing the ethical principles and practices required by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. It provides theory and practical guidelines in line with the Revised National Curriculum Statement and is supported by interactive learning activities. Chapters include the following: Speech-language therapy in a multicultural context; Inclusive education in South Africa; Communication as a critical resource for everyday living, learning and earning; Institutional language policies: the South African Schools Act; Multilingualism and primary language impairment; Ensuring culture-fair assessment and intervention; Integrated classroom-based speech-language services; Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems; Educational psychology in South Africa. Speech-language therapy in a school context is aimed at students in speech-language therapy and audiology and is also a valuable foundational text for practicing therapists.
Too many boys do not like to read, are choosing not to read, and are suffering academically as a result. All concerned adults need to redouble their efforts to ensure that boys who bring the greatest challenges to our classrooms and schools receive responsive literacy texts and practices to increase their chances for academic, personal, and occupational success. This book is more than a compendium of techniques, it also provides an analysis of the research literature on central issues and related aspects of literacy and learning for boys. The author identifies issues that impinge on boys' literacy development and explores what the research literature has to say about these issues. The descriptions of how teachers have used engaging texts and practices to help boys overcome low literacy engagement and skill in order to stay on course as readers and writers are highly informative and practical as models of best practice.
A guide for teachers of language and mathematics. Focuses on the different types of learners and their varying needs in the classroom, in a South African context. Aimed at pre-service and in-service teachers. Contents include the following: Theory; inclusive education: the necessity of providing support to all learners; learning; assessment and learner support; English language; learner support through differentiated teaching and learning; perceptual skills. Practice; language and literacy assessment and support; supporting learners in acquiring the skill of mathematician.
Everyone has the right to education. The main objective of any education system in a democratic society is to provide quality education for all learners so that they will be able to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to and participate in that society throughout their lives. With the publication of the Education White Paper 6 in 2001, South Africa proclaimed its policy of inclusive education; however this policy is not always clearly understood by educators. Addressing barriers to learning provides relevant and in-depth knowledge to better prepare educators to teach all the learners in their class groups. Addressing barriers to learning covers the complete continuum of learners as reflected in the Education White Paper 6, and includes the most vulnerable of them: those who are economically and educationally disadvantaged, those with physical, sensory, intellectual, and/or learning impairment as well as those displaying challenging behaviour who are at risk of exclusion. Case studies offer practical examples and activities provide hands-on experience regarding classroom practice and management, collaboration with all role players and mobilisation of community involvement, which is at the heart of true inclusion. Addressing barriers to learning is aimed at both prospective and current educators.
Die fakulteit opvoedingswetenskappe van die PUK-kampus (NWU) het in April 2002 besluit om 'n navorsingprojek oor leerderdissipline van stapel te stuur. Met die goedgunstige en hoogs gewaardeerde steun van die Fakulteit se Fokusarea, die SAOU en die Dekaan van die Fakulteit - en in samewerking met 'n groot span akademici en medewerkers - kon die net breed gespan word om inligting plaaslik en oorsee te bekom. Hierdie publikasie is 'n poging om van die inligting in die vorm van 'n praktiese handleiding aan opvoeders en voornemende opvoeders bekend te stel. Ook het dit ten doel om deur middel van 'n ordelike onderrig-leerklimaat geborgenheid in die onderwyspraktyk te bevorder.
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