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Teacher professional learning (TPL)


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​​​​​​​​​​​​In the Teacher Professional Learning  component, SUNCEP offers full qualifications and accredited short courses to in-service teachers in Mathematics, Natural and Physical and Life Sciences as well as different management courses to school leaders and district officials.

Full qualification (ADE) and short courses are offered.  SUNCEP enters into contractual agreement(s) with funders, e.g. education department(s), corporates, etc. on an annual basis. These courses are thus presented to cohorts of students, as identified by the funder.​ ​All recruitment for courses takes place via the education departments.

​SUNCEP follows a practice-based philosophy of teaching and learning to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

All the SUNCEP courses are offered in a blended format, consisting of face to face contact sessions, telematics sessions and interactive e-lessons. Mentoring forms an integral part of the post teaching process. This is offered either on-site, via the US telematics platform and/or via different social media platforms. Teachers can access these platforms (Facebook, Whatsapp etc) via their phones, tablets or computers.  

Teachers also participate in co​mmunities​ of learning with their fellow students, facilitators and mentors via these networks.

To obtain a certificate of competence in the short courses, teachers submit assignments that are imbedded within their teaching practices. Graduation from the full qualification require specific requirements.

From the menu above for you can access more information about the  content of the full qualifications and short courses offered by SUNCEP.​

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