Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/4774
Title: Intense after-school tutoring holds many lessons – for learners and teachers
Authors: Liebenberg, Rolene 
Dippenaar, Hanlie 
Keywords: Teaching;Learners;Pre-service teachers;Cape Town;Wellington campus;Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: The Conversation
Source: Liebenberg, Rolene & Dippenaar, Hanlie. 2015. Intense after-school tutoring holds many lessons – for learners and teachers. The Conversation: Africa, 20 August. https://theconversation.com/intense-after-school-tutoring-holds-many-lessons-for-learners-and-teachers-45910
Abstract: Pre-service teachers must spend a few months working in schools to practice their craft and learn from qualified educators. This is an important part of their training, but it doesn’t allow pre-service teachers to work for an extended period with the same group of learners.The absence of such a sustained, intense interaction deprives pre-service teachers of an important opportunity to understand their learners' challenges – and their own shortcomings – before entering a classroom full time. A project in a peri-urban area about 75 kilometres from Cape Town is exploring what happens when trainee teachers are able to spend a full year tutoring the same one or two children. The early results are extremely encouraging for both the pre-service teachers and their 52 learners. It is also reaching a much wider pool as learners share their experiences with their peers.
URI: https://theconversation.com/intense-after-school-tutoring-holds-many-lessons-for-learners-and-teachers-45910
http://hdl.handle.net/11189/4774
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