This is a scholarly text depicting a robust presentation of the tenets of Africanisation of education in South Africa. It introduces our conceptualisation of the ‘thinking teacher’. This enables teacher agency for a transformative future that is reflective of democratic South Africa. This book aims to foster knowledge and understanding of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment relevant to local and international readers interested in Early Childhood Education, before starting school.

This book is edited by Hasina Ebrahim and Manjula Waniganayake, two high profile professors of early childhood education, with the assistance of Donna Hannaway and Matshediso Modise, senior lecturers with extensive experience in teacher education.

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The “Theory of Loose Parts: An important principle for design methodology, 1972” was developed by an architect, Simon Nicholson in the 1970’s. He stated that children need loose, moveable parts to extend their imaginations and thinking: “In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery are directly proportional to number and kinds of variables in it.”  – A+ applies this approach as a key part of our teacher training.

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