Didactics - The art and science of teaching 2/e
Every young South African needs quality schooling, and well-trained, capable and confident teachers are very important in imparting knowledge, values and skills to their learners. Teachers therefore need to execute fundamental and challenging tasks in and outside the classroom, meet the diverse needs of South African learners in the 21st century and continually enhance their professional development, performance and competence in the workplace.
In Didactics: the art and science of teaching, practical guidance is provided for both the experienced and student teacher on how to teach effectively in the challenging South African education system, ultimately to contribute to diverse and quality education.
Didactics: the art and science of teaching is aimed at all prospective and practising teachers who need to acquaint themselves with the basic competency requirements for effective and quality teaching in any South African classroom.
Dr Thelma de Jager is a senior lecturer and chairperson of the Teaching and Learning and Research Committees in her department at the Tshwane University of Technology. She teaches Didactics (how to teach) and trains student teachers on how to teach effectively. She has presented and published papers nationally and internationally in accredited and peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. She has received “Lecturer of the Year” (Faculty: Humanities) and “Woman Researcher of the Year” awards several times and was also selected to participate in the National Teaching and Learning Awards of higher education.
She has been involved in teaching learners with special educational needs, as well as primary and secondary school teaching, for more than two decades. She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of South Africa.
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