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2015
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Conference Presentations

Teachers from project schools have been sharing their experiences and lessons learnt at a number of conferences. Please click on the reports for the following events to read their reports: Microsoft Road Show – Durban Yacht Club SchoolNet Conference – St Mary’s Kloof RASA conference – The Baxter Theatre, Cape Town ICT for Language Learning – […]

09Nov
2015
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Latest Training Sessions

During afternoons, weekends and school holidays during 2015, teachers and senior management teams from the 10 project schools in KZN and Western Cape have been attending professional development workshops. Thembelihle Primary has been kindly hosting the workshops in Howick and the Metro East District has been hosting the Western Cape workshops. For current reports please access the news […]

11Sep
2015
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DGMT Trustees visit Solomon Qatyana School

The DG Murray Trust have been very generous in their support of the Learning Gains through Play project being implemented in KZN and the Western Cape. One year into the project it was time for members of the Board of Trustees from DG Murray to visit one of the project schools in order to see […]

20Jul
2013
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First Training Sessions

During the recent school holidays, the first two training sessions for this exciting project were held in Howick.   The first workshop for the project was for the provincial education Heads of Departments (HOD) and principals from five KZN schools and was held at Thembelihle Primary School in Howick, as from 14th July 2014. Mfeka […]

18Jul
2013
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The Badging Reward Concept

Not only does the Learning Gains project use play therapy as a vehicle for learning, but also another key factor in the design of this project is an element of gamification built into the professional development strategies in the form of badging.   The badging concept has been developing worldwide over recent years and involves […]

08Jul
2013
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Teacher Professional Development

Twenty-two Grade 1 and Grade R teachers from the five KZN schools attended our next workshop. Attendees received a Galaxy Tab 3 to assist in their progress throughout the project.   Teachers were rewarded with the right to own their tablets during the course of the project. These tablets were deliberately not loaded with any […]

08Jul
2013
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The evaluation study

As the title suggests, the aim is to explore learning gains through using play. SchoolNet has further lofty aims for this project, namely: to improve learning and literacies; to promote play and a spirit of enquiry in learners; to inspire teachers with new zest for learning and one very specific aim is to explore how […]