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  • Teaching Life Skills in the Intermediate Phase
  • Naudé M, Jordaan C
  • ISBN: 9780627036248
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627036255
  • 400 Pages | Published: 2018

Life Skills is a tool to promote skills, knowledge and values about the self, the environment, responsible citizenship, a healthy and productive life, social engagement, recreation and physical activity and creative arts in all Intermediate Phase learners in South Africa. Teaching Life Skills in the Intermediate Phase focuses on how to encourage the optimal emotional, physical, spiritual and mental development and wellbeing of learners.

Teaching Life Skills in the Intermediate Phase aims to help teachers nurture learners whose self-esteem is matched by strong interpersonal skills and who have the ability to negotiate cultural diversity and practise a healthy lifestyle. Aligned with the South African Curriculum and Assessment Policy statements (CAPS), the book covers various topics concerning the holistic development of Intermediate Phase learners.

Contents include the following:

•           Relationships

•           Spiritual development and beliefs

•           Rights and responsibilities

•           Life and decision-making skills

•           Creative arts

•           Health promotion

Teaching Life Skills in the Intermediate Phase is aimed at Life Skills educators in South African schools as well as at parents who find themselves in fascinating, albeit challenging, territory with the personal growth and development of their children.

Dr Christina Jordaan is a senior lecturer and head of the programme for the Intermediate Phase at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. She specialises in sexuality education, HIV/AIDS education, career guidance, child development and issues around bullying and suicide.

Mariana Naudé was the principal of various pre-school institutions in and around Pretoria for 12 years. She later taught Grade 1 to 3 learners. During this time she was tasked by the Department of Education to train Foundation Phase educators on the implementation of the CAPS Mathematics curriculum. Apart from her interest in Mathematics education, she is also co-editor of the book Teaching Life Skills in the Foundation Phase.




Chapter 1 Learning to be 

Chapter 2 Development of the self 

Chapter 3 Social responsibility

Chapter 4 Health and environmental responsibility

Chapter 5 South Africanising health and environmental issues through place-based environmental education



Chapter 6 Physical education in the Intermediate Phase



Chapter 7 Teaching drama in the Intermediate Phase

Chapter 8 Music appreciation: a non-musician’s guide to teaching music in the Intermediate Phase

Chapter 9 Dance education in the Intermediate Phase

Chapter 10 Visual arts – a journey into the imagination of the Intermediate Phase learner



Chapter 11 Technology in the teaching of Life Skills in the Intermediate Phase



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