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What is 21st Century learning and teaching?

Where we talk about the education of our children in the 21st Century.

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To enable pupils to flourish in the 21st century, there is a great consensus among many educational researchers all around the world: the youth will need a different set of skills. These skills are well-defined by many projects and educationalists, and, without oversimplifying it, they boil down to the ability to use knowledge to solve problems, to work collectively, to think creatively and to reflect on their own thinking...

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Why 21st Century skills in the Foundation Phase?

At Curro the focus is on critical content; we recognize that,¬†without the skills below, our learners will not survive, let alone thrive, in our world. 3 Rs: reading; writing; arithmetic 4 Cs: creativity; collaboration; communication; critical thinking 2 Ms: motivations; metacognition (thinking about our own…

Using tablets to raise standards

At¬†Curro parents expect us to be at the forefront of education innovations that will help your child to learn in new and exciting ways. That is why 2014 saw the roll-out of tablets to over 6 000 learners in 20 of our schools. Tablets have…

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Cultivating our learners' numerical, reading and IT skills: Curro in the classroom    

Explicit teaching of comprehension strategies in the Intermediate Phase

Explicit teaching is direct, purposeful teaching of specific knowledge, skills or strategies. In explicit teaching the teacher explains what the knowledge, skill or strategy is, why it is used and when to use it.

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What is educational robotics?

Education is as much about skills as knowledge. Across all subject areas, children need to be able to think critically, to solve problems and to use language to describe findings or present an argument. They also need to develop the type of inquiring minds that…

Why is educational robotics part of the Curro curriculum?

In the past, the digital divide described students with technology compared to those without. Today, the divide addresses students who receive instruction on how to do things with technology versus those learning how to make technology do things. Now that computer science is the highest-paid…