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  • Teaching practice in an African context
  • Taole MJ (Editor)
  • ISBN: 9780627037542
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627037559
  • 128 Pages | Published: 2019

Today’s teachers are expected to meet the needs of a range of diverse and multicultural learners in their classrooms, ensuring that they create favourable conditions for learning. This can be a daunting task, particularly for beginners, as it is only through teaching practice that student teachers develop important professional knowledge about themselves, fellow teachers, learners, their communities and the teaching profession as a whole. Teaching practice in an African context is an essential guide for both students and experienced teachers, providing the insight and skills they need to navigate South African schools.

Teaching practice in an African context is informed by the principles of Africanisation and ubuntu, and is written in a clear, conversational style. It encourages reflection on the various practical aspects of teaching, leading to better education practice and thus improving performance.

Contents include the following:

·         Requirements for being a competent teacher

·         Approaches to diversity in the classroom

·         Team teaching

·         Integration of information and communication technology

·         Mentoring and coaching skills from an African perspective

·         Assessment

Teaching practice in an African context is aimed at undergraduate education students as well as qualified teachers already in practice.




Chapter 1: Introduction to teaching practice

Chapter 2: Professionalism: essential elements towards developing and strengthening the teaching profession

Chapter 3: Diversity in education

Chapter 4: Lesson planning

Chapter 5: Co-teaching

Chapter 6: Reflective teaching

Chapter 7: Integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching practice

Chapter 8: Assessment in practical teaching

Chapter 9: Observations: your first introduction to the complex but delightful, authentic world of teaching





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