Teaching and Learning at the Crossroads, South Africa

HST 6501 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Examines South African primary and secondary education curriculum and pedagogy by visiting schools and classrooms to observe (and even teach) classroom instruction and compare teaching techniques and strategies with South African teachers. Explores literacy, social studies/history, mathematics, science, technology, and education policy. Students review and analyze curriculum content in their respective disciplines and are required to prepare a teaching module for a specific curriculum topic in their field connected to this journey. Students also attend briefings with the Ministry of Education to discuss South African education policy and the University of Cape Town to discuss teacher training practices. Offers students an opportunity to obtain curriculum ideas, photographs, and teaching resources useful in their classroom.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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