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  • Du Toit E, Jacobs L, Louw F
  • ISBN: 9780627038075
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038082
  • 0 Pages | Published: 2020


There is no fixed recipe for becoming a “good teacher”. Trial and error are often the only way to find out what works best in a particular context.  This is a daunting prospect for student and novice teachers. Help, I’m a student teacher! offers guidance and support to student and novice teachers in their quest to make a difference in the classroom, especially in South Africa’s complex school environment.

Help, I’m a student teacher! focuses on practical applications that will assist student teachers to develop those skills that are essential for effective teaching. Assignments, activities and exercises test knowledge and abilities in the actual school environment, while hints and tips promote successful implementation.

Help, I’m a student teacher! is aimed at student teachers, as well as novice teachers in all phases.  It is also an essential resource for mentors who lead and guide student and novice teachers.

Dr Erna du Toit is an independent educational consultant, previously a lecturer at the University of the Free State and Associate Professor in the School of Education at Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley.  She has contributed widely to the research and teaching community as a coordinator and presenter of both national and international teaching projects in the teaching of Biology. 

Dr Flip Louw is a former Associate Professor and Head of the School of Social Sciences Teaching at the University of the Free State. He holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies and other degrees in Philosophy of Education, Theology and the Arts. His research focus is critical thinking skills, learner discipline and the implementation of ICT in teaching and learning.

Dr Lynette Jacobs is an Associate Professor and researcher on the South Campus for Open Distance learning at the University of the Free State. She holds a Master’s degree in Education Management and a PhD in Education Policy Studies and Comparative Education. Her research focuses on how the behaviour of role-players in the education system create barriers and result in exclusions and harm.

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