- This course is a MUST for aspiring leaders, current HODs, Deputies and Principals.
Manage Teaching and Learning.
‘Manage Teaching and Learning,’ is a MUST for teachers going into leadership and management positions in their schools. It is based on a module of the same name that was once a core module for the Advanced Certificate in Education and is now core module for the new level 6 School Manager’s qualification.
The course covers the following topics:
• How to lead and manage the planning, implementation and monitoring of teaching and learning in your school
• How to ensure quality learning is taking place in particular subjects/learning areas/phases. and
• How to create, manage and sustain a safe, caring and disciplined environment
This course is endorsed by SACE for 15 CPTD points.
What this course is about?
The course covers the following:
- What is learning?
- Different Teaching Methodologies
- Establishing a Learning Culture and Conducive School Climate
- Why School Leadership Matters.
- Role of the Principal as Team Leader.
- South African Schools in the context of 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
- Creating, Managing and Sustaining a Safe, Caring and Disciplined Environment
- Planning and Implementing the Curriculum
- Human Resources Management
- Curriculum Data Collection and Management
Who should be doing this course?
The Manage Teaching and Learning Module is suitable for those in school management and leadership positions, for office-based educators supporting school managers, for aspiring school managers, and for those responsible for subject/learning area/phase leadership in schools.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate the personal qualities necessary for effective management or teaching and learning
- Manage the planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of teaching
- Create, manage and sustain a safe, caring and disciplined environment
- Understand and be able to apply relevant content knowledge
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the quizzes. In order to pass this course, you must achieve a final course mark of at least 75%. This means that even if you fail a few of the quizzes, if your quiz marks in the other sections are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
- Lectures 15
- Quizzes 8
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Why is School Leadership important?
Effective school leaders apply their educational expertise and management skills in order to focus their efforts, and those of their teaching staff, on improving the quality of student learning outcomes. Part of this involves keeping up-to-date on the latest teaching technologies and trends. It also requires excellent interpersonal skills – as leaders work with students, staff, parents and external communities to gain constant feedback and find opportunities to innovate. School leaders need to have a solid grasp of operational best practices and an aptitude for enabling continuous development. Good leadership in schools helps to foster both a positive and motivating culture for staff and a high-quality experience for learners. Leaders at all levels in schools can contribute to this by developing the skills needed by school leaders. (https://www.eschoolnews.com/2019/06/25/what-is-good-leadership-in-schools/.) In this section we look at
Creating a Safe, Caring and Disciplined School.
Being a school leader means being part of a team of people who ensure that the school environment is a safe, caring and disciplined one. In other words, an environment in which young people are able to learn without fear or prejudice. How do we, as school leaders, do this?
Planning and Implementing the School Curriculum.
The school leader's central role is to provide academic leadership, to manage all the school's resources – e.g., human, financial, physical and the curriculum in a way that will maximise the effectiveness of the school and promote quality teaching and learning. There have been many changes to the South African Curriculum in the past 20 years. It has been frustrating and a lot of hard work for teachers and School Management Teams. However, it is important to understand that the South African curriculum, the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS), is in line with some of the most innovative curriculums in the world.