FS education tackles curriculum challenges

Free State Department of Education Deputy Director General, Curriculum Management. Photo by Katleho Morapela.

The Free State Department of Education is to address curriculum challenges faced by schools in the province.

Provincial Curriculum Management Deputy Director General, Motseki Monnane, says they are looking into the improvement of ICT in schools, the performance of learners in Mathematics, Science and Technology, as well as the performance of learners in special schools.

“We have one eye on the quantity of passes, but very importantly our quality of education needs to be improved, which can be measured in a number of ways.

Monnane says during the three-day provincial summit the department also focused on teacher development. “We realised that we need to invest in the training of teachers. We also need to find out from teachers what their developmental needs are, as some of them are really good with content but not with the methodology thereof.”

He adds that they are also looking into the training of teachers who are able to teach learners with special needs.

He says they are working on developing a timeframe regarding when the department’s curriculum resolutions will be implemented.

Katleho Morapela/ Courant News