Leerderskappe as model vir die indiensopleiding van tegnologie-onderwysers in die Sedibengwes-Distrik (D8)
Swanepoel, Johannes Jochemus
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The objective of this study was to evaluate learner ships as possible model for the in-service training of Technology teachers and teachers involved in technology - related subjects within the field of learning: Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology. This research was based on a literature study and an empirical investigation. The curriculum changes in South Africa concerning Outcomes-Based Education, the introduction of the new learning area, Technology, and the rapidly changing nature of technical knowledge require continuous in-service training and development of the teachers who are involved in technology related subjects. This training of teachers forms a part of the new resource development strategy for the economical, social and cultural development of every person in South Africa. The National Qualification Framework serves as reference for all new programmes in the existing training system and divides teaching and training into 8 levels. For the Intermediary Levels (Levels 4-6) of training which teachers must now undergo as in-service training, Learner ships were created as method of training. This research brought to light that existing in-service training programmes do not comply with the requirements which technology and Technology teaching enforce on the training of teachers. A continuous Professional Development process was investigated as alternative and the study revealed that learner ships are a possible alternative for the in-service training of Technology teachers.
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