The Kickstarter Creative Arts project improves the skills of Intermediate phase Life Orientation educators in their delivery of the compulsory curriculum subject, “Creative Arts” and includes Dramatic Arts, Dance, Music and Visual Arts. ASSITEJ SA has extensively trained Artist facilitators to execute the CAPS Creative Arts curriculum in the classroom in partnership with these teachers in an attempt to uplift the schools and infuse the learners with a passion for the Arts.
Our second training for teachers took place in the JULY holidays once again in the 3 provinces Northern Cape (05th – 09th July), Freestate (10th – 14th July) and Kwazulu Natal (10th – 14th July). Over 50 creative arts teachers attended these trainings, as well as some subject advisors and education department officials. We were pleased to have some really energised sessions, with teachers demonstrating their growing confidence in their Creative Arts skills.
The teachers said about the training:
“The facilitator is doing very well in everything. The learners get excited from whatever little routine and performance he is doing with them. His help is making my class more fun and enjoyable” Teacher (Selogile Primary School)
“My facilitator assists wholeheartedly with doing the practical part of my work, while I am still learning the practical side of things” Teacher Thehasetshaba Primary school
“I feel satisfied when I see my learners doing their tasks with confidence and enjoying themselves throughout the lesson” Teacher (Fezokuhle Primary School)
“My facilitator explains everything clearly to me before going into class. She tries very hard to explain to my learners, since it’s a rural school. She arrives early to have a chance for us to discuss/prepare a lesson” Teacher Villa Maria Primary School
The Artist- facilitators said about the training:
“After a few visits with the grade 5’s, I can see a difference in the way they receive the creative arts. They are accepting, involved and excited. To see the teacher passionate about bringing the arts to them is also lovely to see” – Shivani Hariparsad
“The excitement from the learners is overwhelming. I have seen positive responses from the learners and it’s very rewarding to see them engaging with the subject and remembering everything I teach them” – Thando Mahlangu.
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