Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute

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Programme Delivery- Foundation Phase Programme

Programme Delivery Divisions

Foundation Phase Programme

The Foundation Phase Programme caters for Grades R-3 teachers. We deliver a wide range of learning opportunities. Our course topics and modules are structured in different modes to cater to your availability and learning styles. You can choose to attend and make use of the following modalities:
  • Contact Sessions - Face to Face
  • Blended Learning
  • Online - Live streams
  • Online - Moodle - self-paced
  • Hibrate
Our learning opportunities range from 2-hour online micro-learning opportunities to 66 contact sessions.

These learning opportunities are based on 21st-century teaching and learning styles and consist of Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and Critical Thinking, which focus on how teachers should teach and how learners should learn.

The courses are designed around the following key factors:

  • Modules are customised to suit the needs of the teacher.
  • Modules are one-size-fits-all programmed.
  • The pace of each module has been carefully considered.
  • Course modules are relevant.
  • Appropriate tools and applications that will enhance teaching and learning are used.
  • Regular communication with facilitators via WhatsApp, emails, Moodle Chat, and Forums is regular.

Participants must join our Learning Management System (LMS) before the course topics to engage actively with the facilitator and other participants and collaborate on activities. Resources are also uploaded onto our LMS. Participants will learn by exploring different tools and applications that stimulate critical thinking. Our course programmes are designed so that participants can explore creative ways to teach and learn.

All the Foundation Phase courses, modules and topics have been allocated points. To be awarded a Professional Development certificate by the South African Council for Educators (SACE), participants are expected to meet specific criteria:

  • attend the presentations;
  • engage actively;
  • do the pre- and post-assessment for formal courses and
  • complete the course tasks.

We recommend that more than one teacher in the Phase attends a course. To strengthen our teachers' content knowledge and skills, we always consider what our teachers know and what they do. Therefore, we encourage the sharing of best practices in our courses. Teachers learn best from other teachers. For this reason, we have also included teachers to lead some of our professional development training topics. We value our Foundation Phase teachers and believe that Teachers Learn Better Together. Teachers Learn Better Together.