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Roux, Charl J.; Dasoo, Nazreen – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Since the beginning of the new democratic era of 1994 in South Africa, human rights and values concerns have been placed on the forefront of educational research to respond to the needs of the South Africa's Constitution as well as the intentions of public school curricula. It is believed that qualified physical education teachers can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Values
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Steyn, Gina; Adendorff, Stanley A. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Developing the questioning skills of Foundation Phase Education students when teaching mathematical problem-solving is often a neglected area of student curricula. Aim: This gap in mathematics programme is the focus of this study. Three main components were identified: presentation of mathematical problem-solving, the role of the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Questioning Techniques, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Ragpot, Larra – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Most field coursework in teacher education (TE) programmes do not incorporate extended "in situ" interaction with individual children in a classroom. Furthermore, child development theory (from coursework) is not taught in tandem with students' extended periods of practicum placement in schools. Aim: This study sought to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Child Development, Professional Development Schools
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van As, Alta J.; Excell, Lorayne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: Music as one of the creative arts offers an ideal vehicle to implement alternative teaching and learning strategies, including the implementation of purposeful but playful pedagogies that are increasingly being acknowledged as the most appropriate way of teaching young children. However, within higher educational institutions, it is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Education, Intervention
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Mashiya, Nontokozo – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper reports on a case study of male foundation phase pre-service students who were among the first cohort to specialise in the foundation phase since the inception of the programme at one South African university. The students reported on their experiences of teaching in a female-dominated field and their views about their preparedness to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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van Laren, Linda – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
This article focuses on the views of pre-service teachers regarding an appropriate model for integrating HIV/AIDS education at a Faculty of Education. The final-year foundation and intermediate phase teachers were introduced to integrating HIV/AIDS education in Mathematics education and reflected on their four years of training. By using…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers