Author Topic: Different curriculums and types of education used in South Africa  (Read 2360 times)

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Caps (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements) - New curriculum used in Schools.

Traditional education

Traditional education, is also known as back-to-basics, conventional education or customary education, refers to long-established customs found in schools that society traditionally used.

Outcome-based education (OBE)

Outcome-based education (OBE) is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system around goals (outcomes). By the end of the educational experience each student should have achieved the goal.

OBE was introduced to South Africa in the late 1990s by the post-apartheid government as part of its Curriculum 2005 program. Currently also been adopted and implemented in Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Africa, Pakistan, European Union, Australia and United States, where they also make reference to Common Core Standards.

Common Core State Standards

Outcome Based Education known in South Africa is also based on Common Core Education, commonly known in the rest of United States. The Common Core initiative only specifies what students should know at each grade level and describes the skills that they must acquire in order to achieve college or career readiness. Individual school districts are responsible for choosing curricula based on the standards.
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