THE ways in which teachers are being trained are failing them, say researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
Researchers looked at why policy changes – of which there have been several in recent years – did not positively affect what happened inside the classroom.
The newest policy, Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (Caps), was implemented in 2010 by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to replace Outcomes Based Education (OBE).
“It seems to us that current teacher training models are failing the country’s teachers. Short, irregular and top-down workshops focus on administering Caps rather than on teachers engaging with its recommendations from their own knowledge and experience base,” reads an HSRC study in its most recent Review.