Courses

Setlhare runs courses on content and teaching skills, as stand-alone courses or as part of school-based support. The courses are mostly based on CAPS content and sequence.  The content and focus can be adjusted depending on the needs of schools in a particular year.

Typically, courses are for two to four days, or a series of afternoons. They can be run during term time or holidays, depending on what schools need. We need enough people attending to make a course worthwhile. You can see some sample course outlines and reports below.

In Term 1, for teaching in Term 2

For Grade 4-7 science and technology: Structures, processing of materials and the nature of matter (4 days).  See a course description here, and a report on the 2013 course here (When you see blue text with an underline, click on it.)

For Technology Grade 7-9: Processing Materials and Structures (2 days)

For Technology Grade 7-9: Mechanical systems (2 days)

In Term 2, for teaching in Term 3

For Grade 4 and 5 science and technology teachers: Energy, sound and mechanical systems (2 days). See a course outline here

For Grade 7 science and technology teachers: Energy, energy transfer, heating, and electromagnetism (2 days) See a course description here and a report here.

For Grade 5, 6 and 7 science and technology teachers: Circuits and electrical systems (3 to 4 days) See a course outline here

For Senior Phase science and technology teachers: Circuits and electrical systems (4 days).

Students need to solder their circuits, so teachers learn that too.   Solar cookers being tested outside

 In Term 3, for teaching in Term 4

For primary school science and technology teachers: The Planet Earth and Beyond. This course deals mainly with astronomy (2 days) You can see a course outline here and a report here.

Shadow stick with real clockA sundial we make from a photocopiable template

For Senior Phase science and technology teachers: The Planet Earth and Beyond. As for primary schools, this course deals mainly with astronomy (2 days)

Creating places for children's minds to play