CoZa Cares and Mindset launch Grade 12 IT resources
Mindset Learn’s new Grade 12 Information Technology learning materials were launched on Wednesday 22 February.
The materials were sponsored by Uniforum SA, through its CSI arm Coza Cares. The IT materials consist of 50 units of learning, amounting to over 25 hours of video and interactive, computer-based lessons, with printed summaries, notes and worksheets. Each school that offers IT as a matric subject will receive a set of the materials for use in the IT classroom.
At the official launch of the Grade 12 IT learning materials, Fiona Wallace, Manager of Coza Cares, reiterated Coza Cares’ ongoing commitment to promoting the development of IT skills in schools, stressing that working in parternships is the most effective way to achieve significant results.
Mr Phil Mnisi, Head of Curriculum and Innovation in the National Department of Basic Education expressed concern about the recent decline in learner numbers in both Information Technology and Computer Applications Technology, as well as the worryingly low average pass mark amongst IT learners.
These trends, along with the decline in learner numbers in Mathematics, do not bode well for the needs of the South African economy. He expressed his hope that IT teachers, already in short supply, would remain dedicated to teaching these invaluable IT skills and that they would benefit from the new Mindset Learn multidimensional resources with which to teach IT in their classrooms.
Mindset Learn is the schooling division of Mindset Network, supporting high shool learners and educator in the FET band through curriculum-based learning materials, a dedicated broadcast channel, daily live revision shows, exam revision shows and free learning materials on the Mindset website.
To view the new grade 12 IT learning materials visit www.mindset.co.za/learn and follow the Information Technology and Grade 12 links.