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Training Workshops For Mediators Of The Basic Concepts Programme

Training workshops for mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme© are open to educators, educational therapists and parents. Training is of a high standard and fully equips participants to implement the BCP within a supportive framework. Much of the training is experiential, utilising methodologies such as group work, learner demonstrations and role playing.

Basic Concepts Online Training

In this course participants are provided with a detailed overview of the Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) and its main components. The participants are exposed to the rationale and main theoretical principles of the programme.  The importance of developing a higher order language for learning is discussed as well as its relationship to the child's conceptual and cognitive development. Participants will also be given detailed information on how to build on their knowledge beyond the course and how to become a Mediator of the Basic Concepts Programme.

Build Your Own Training

Institutions and private groups of 5 or more can build their own training to become mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme©. This allows the flexibility to build a unique training focusing on the needs of the institution or group.

Mentor Training

Learn how to support Basic Concepts Programme© mediators implementing the programme for the first time. (Only open to experienced certified mediators of the BCP.)

 

 

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'I can actually see results from using some of the ideas I got during the training.'

 

Central Training 2012

For me the most effective aspect was the basic teaching model.  When I implemented the model I found that my learners were more focussed when I followed the steps of the model.

Ikwezi: Schools Development Unit, July 2014

I am extremely grateful for being exposed to this programme … I'm always worried about those learners who are not progressing. The programme can support these learners in order to lay the foundation for academic progress. Practically my whole class needs this Foundation!!! How can I start with formal teaching if they do not know their Basics.

Metro South Education District: Training (January, 2013)

It made me rethink how I teach and how I can change the language I use.

Christel House Training, July 2014

I was very happy about my development on this course… often as teachers we do not pay attention to detail, but because of Basic Concepts I was aware of the lack of language use in my class. I am now using a different approach with my learners and being aware of the small details that make a big change in the way I teach and learners learn. Thank you for this eye opening course.

Schools Improvement Initiative, UCT (June 2013)
 INTSHAYELELO PRIMARY

The course was clear, open and easy to understand basic concepts. What I liked most was that it links with the curriculum and it really works. It needs to be implemented at my centre.

Open Public Training, Cape Town (June 2013)
BCP Short Course, UCT (June 2013)