3 Good Reasons to sponsor Thinking Schools South Africa
1. Empowering delivery in Maths, Science, Languages and CAPS
A key issue limiting the success of education initiatives in the key areas of Maths, Science and Languages in South Africa, is that learners and teachers don’t know how to learn effectively! Thinking Schools South Africa has a proven methodology of working with teachers to change all that, and you can help us spread best practice.
The 50 schools in the TSSA Community of Practice are delivering on the CAPS curriculum objectives for critical thinking, and achieving improved academic results, ownership and motivation.
2. Activating key partnerships
With your funding, we can empower existing initiatives at both ends of the spectrum – from Early Childhood Development to high school Maths, Science and Languages – to achieve better results by embedding critical and creative thinking skills into their curricula.
Such opportunities include projects with CASME (Centre for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education) at High School Level and the Centre for Early Childhood Development at Foundation Level. They recognise that TSSA’s expertise in thinking skills will empower the results of their work with teachers and learners.
In addition, TSSA has ongoing input to the Jika iMfundo Teacher Peer Learning Fairs, to help teachers with learning strategies for deeper understanding and learning in classrooms facing challenging circumstances.
3. Empowering Sustainable Communities of Practice
You can help us grow more Communities of Practice between schools, so that teachers train and support other teachers, to deepen and sustain this way of teaching. They continue to teach the same CAPS curriculum in the same timetable. The difference is that they are given the “how” to empower student engagement, understanding and learning within regular teaching and learning.