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18th Sep 2012

TOP FET MATHEMATICS TEACHERS ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR BURSARIES FOR NEW AIMSSEC TRAIN THE TRAINER COURSE

More bursaries are available for Top Teachers for the AIMING HIGHER “ Maths With Wings” Course in 2013. Applicants will normally be expected to have at least a three-year degree qualification in mathematics with three years or more teaching experience at the grade 12 level. They must provide the NSC 2011 results of their grade 12 learners to support their claim to be successful teachers in the FET phase. Preference will be given to teachers committed to working in disadvantaged communities.

There will be two residential units: 29 June-12 July 2013 and 3 – 12 January 2014. The bursary will cover all tuition costs together with food and accommodation on the residential course and a travel allowance.

The course aims to empower teachers to teach up to internationally equivalent university entrance standard (IEB South African Baccalaureate); to inspire teachers to learn more university-level mathematics relevant for school teaching; to develop their teaching skills in order to foster learners mathematical reasoning, problem-solving, independent learning, collaborative learning and communication skill.

Eight students enrolled for this course in January 2013 and applications are now invited for June 2013. Selection recognises outstanding achievement by teachers in the Further Education and Training (FET) phase. The Directors of Mathematics Science and Technology of the nine provinces have been invited to nominate applicants for the bursaries.

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