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Welcome to Teaching Schools South Africa’s online survey. This survey is designed to find out from you what you feel are the most important approaches to developing thinking skills in our students. You can answer as many or as few questions as you like, plus we would love for you to add your own suggestions too.
TSSA is now a SACE PROVIDER – so any training you do through TSSA you will receive PD points.
“The reason I was drawn to TSSA is because of this novel idea that in matters social as well as educational, the best tool at our disposal as human beings is to think our way out of problems; far too much emphasis in South African education is on coverage of content and too little on the underlying thinking skills crucial for understanding complex scholarly and social problems”
Professor Jonathan Jansen, TSSA Patron
One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the societies in which they will play a role. It’s a game in which no one loses. So why is it so difficult to achieve?
Teaching critical thinking is not something that teachers are explicitly trained to do – in fact very few people are (try and find someone who can even define it).
Nor does the curriculum generally demand it. Too often an instructing syllabus focuses on the recall of content, and this in turn forms the basis of assessment. Read more…
The latest neuroscience indicates 3 conditions for neuroplasticity, and the TSSA approach meets these criteria to re-wire the brain for success:
- engaging staff and learners in purposeful motivation
- a growth mind set which builds a sense of achievement and self efficacy
- developing a supportive environment for independent thinkers.
These lead to improved performance and wellness.
Dr Ian Weinberg
Inscape Education Group challenges you to match its commitment of R300 000 to train 10 or mentor a cluster of 5 under-resourced schools for a year.