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  • Working in Classrooms. Reading 8 - Amusing ourselves to death

    Although both extracts about television, they also present a set of arguments about information, learning and education.

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section Seven - Using Computer Technologies in Schools

    The current optimism about computers makes it easier to find funding for projects that involve computers than it is to find sources willing to contribute to teacher development or basic infrastructure, such as toilets, chairs or chalk. Computers and the Internet are 'cool' and easy to generate enthusiasm about. As with television, though, we need to view such enthusiasm for computers...

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section Six - Using Textbooks in Teaching

    Textbooks are very useful educational resources. But they must be used well. In order to make the best use of textbooks within a media-rich teaching style, we need to understand how textbooks differ from the popular media resources we will use in our classroom.

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section Five - Understanding Popular Media

    How can we help learners to develop the ability to respond to media more critically? This section aims to enable you to do just that. In Section 5.1 we introduce you to two approaches teachers can use to teach media literacy. We will call these approaches – that, you will notice, have important overlaps – a MAP approach and a Keys Concepts approach.  

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section Four - Using Popular Electronic Media in Teaching

    Popular electronic media provide teachers with excellent resources for improving language skills, such as listening and speaking. Like newspapers and magazines, radio and television also provide a rich resource base for enriching the teaching of content knowledge in different learning areas.

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section Three - Using Popular Print Media in the Classroom

    In this section we will explore how popular print media – in particular newspapers and magazines – can be used to improve classroom learning and teaching.

  • Using Media in Teaching: Learning Guide. Section One - How to Use This Module

    The important question we address in this module is: How can teachers use popular media, textbooks, and computer technologies to create a learning environment that equips learners with the knowledge and skills to live and work thoughtfully in a changing South Africa?

  • Educational Technology for Effective Teaching: A Handbook for Educators

    This course on educational technology comprises of 16 units covering different aspects of educational technology as a field of study. Educational technology is a combined application of three major sciences for classroom activities. These are Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Managerial Sciences. 

  • Southern African Review of Education

    The journal is published under the auspices of the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) The aims of the Society are to promote comparative, international and history of education and enhance the academic status of these fields; bring an understanding of comparative education to bear on the major educational problems confronting the region and to develop...

  • Perspectives in Education

    Perspectives in Education is a professional, refereed journal, which encourages submission of previously unpublished articles on contemporary educational issues. As a journal that represents a variety of cross-disciplinary interests, both theoretical and practical, it seeks to stimulate debates on a wide range of topics. PIE invites manuscripts employing innovative qualitative and...

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