Month: September 2019

Spoon-feeding is not spoon-feeding

In education, spoon-feeding is understood as a teacher who feeds learners with information the teacher ‘digested’. It seems as if the ‘digesting’ takes place when the teacher prepares for the lesson and breaks it down into explainable chunks. Spoon-feeding is normally associated with talk-and-chalk, where the teacher is in front of the class explaining content, concepts, procedures …

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The potential development approach followed when empowering learners to think

I offer potential development 3-hour sessions for learners. Contact sessions take place at Xanadu, Hartbeespoort. For distant learners, I offer Skype sessions The target group is learners from grade 4 to 12. leaners must be in the same phase. Grade 4s are grouped together unless there is a brother or sister. Sessions are offered as arranged. …

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What are the differences between study/learn and Potential Development?

1. Study: Rely on the brain’s worst function, i.e. the memory. Potential Development: Rely on the brain’s best function, i.e. the ability to think.  2 Study: Memorizing is not natural, e.g. you will never find children on their own busy memorizing anything. Potential Development: Thinking is a natural process, e.g. children are forever busy thinking …

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Universities are sitting on their hands when it comes to teacher training

This is a post from a final student teacher from the University of Pretoria after 18 hours engagement in Great Teaching and Thinking Tools. Here is her post on this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/280845562380703/permalink/328577804274145/ “The critical thinking workshop has opened my eyes to a whole new way of teaching. The workshop provided me with many thinking tools …

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