INTRODUCTORY MODULE: SUPPORT FOR FACILITATORS AND TRAINERS
This Module is aimed at empowering and supporting the facilitator to develop the training programmes for the different target groups as well as strengthen the facilitator’s knowledge of facilitation skills and processes.
MODULE 1: GETTING TO KNOW THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENT (CAPS)
This Module gives a broad overview of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in Grades R - 3. It states the subjects to be offered in Grades R - 3 and the time allocation for each subject. It describes the components of each subject as well as the planning and assessment requirements. It also spells out the progression requirements that have been set out in the National Policy pertaining to the Programme and Promotion requirements of National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12
MODULE 2: GETTING TO KNOW THE CONTENT OF ALL SUBJECTS
This Module gives a detailed breakdown of the structure and content layout for each grade for each of the subjects that are offered in Grades R - 3. Getting to know the content of each subject is the main focus of the CAPS training. It is very practical and empowering as it gives participants an opportunity to engage and interact with the content of Home Language, First Additional Language, Mathematics and Life Skills. It also gives the rationale for the implementation of English First Additional Language (EFAL) in Grade 1-3 from 2012.
MODULE 3: PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT IN THE FOUNDATION PHASE
This Module is focused on CAPS implementation and is very practical and orientated towards Classroom Management and Teaching practices (teaching methodologies, timetabling, planning and assessment practices). Participants are given an opportunity to engage with exemplar timetables and lesson plans and assessment activities for Grades R - 3.
MODULE 4: GETTING TO KNOW NATIONAL POLICY PERTAINING TO THE PROGRAMME AND PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENT GRADES R-12
This Module gives a breakdown of the progression requirements for Grades R to 3 which have been determined in accordance with the National Policy pertaining to the Programme and Promotion requirements of the National Curriculum Statement Grades R-12.
MODULE 5: MONITORING AND SUPPORT
This Module gives an overview of the monitoring and support interventions that will be implemented to enhance curriculum implementation and delivery in Grades R to 3 by District Officials and School Management Teams.