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University of Johannesburg
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Psychology
JV Fourie
jeanf@uj.ac.za
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South Africa: Professor Angela Fawcett shows her appreciation for 'Basics for teachers'

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South Africa: a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Professor Angela Fawcett, gave a training at the University of Johannesburg, where she introduced ‘Basics for teachers’. It was then evaluated by the University and approved. From September 2011 it was used by Honours and Masters students in psychology and education and thereafter for the ongoing training of 200 in-service teachers from the Southern African Association for Learning Differences (SAALED). More than 100 course evaluation forms were returned with very positive feedback and comments.

Read here a letter of appreciation from Dr Jean Fourie, Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology. She intends to run a new course in the Autumn of 2014.

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South Africa: Professor Angela Fawcett shows her appreciation for 'Basics for teachers'

  1. 1. University of Johannesburg Faculty of Education Department of Educational Psychology JV Fourie jeanf@uj.ac.za Tel: 011-559-2526 Office: APK, B Ring, Room 423A To: Stewart and Judith Sanson; Angela Fawcett, Dyslexia International. www.dyslexia-international.org. office@dyslexia-international.org I would like to extend my appreciation for the on-line learning course which Dyslexia International made available for teachers in Johannesburg, South Africa. I teach in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Faculty of Education and was approached by Barbie Raymond, the MD of SAALED (The Southern African Association for Learning and Educational Differences) regarding collaboration with Professor Angela Fawcett in educating teachers about dyslexia. Our department was enthusiastic in offering this option to our student teachers in inclusive education and educational psychology courses. We worked closely with SAALED who also advertised the course to their members. An assignment was designed for teachers to complete at the end of the course in order to demonstrate their learning competence so that a university certificate of completion could be issued. We are pleased to report that 82 teachers completed the course and were issued with joint certificates from the University of Johannesburg, SAALED and Dyslexia International. Positive feedback was received from the teachers regarding the expert content, strategies and skills presented in the course and we trust that this knowledge is having an influence on the teaching of reading in our classrooms. We would like to extend this course to students and teachers again next year. Attached is an example of the certificate issued and a list of the teachers who completed the course. Once again, thank you for making this professional knowledge available for South African teachers. Kind regards, Jean Fourie Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology

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