As remedial learning support is such an underdeveloped field in South Africa still, there is a need for exploration and understanding of some of the basic concepts of remedial learning support required for students with learning barriers, to achieve the national measurements and standards of South African regulation.
The purpose of this course is to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding amongst educators, parents and caregivers, concerning the different developmental, behavioural and environmental learning barriers in early childhood, and in the foundation phase. Furthermore, the purpose of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the nature of remedial learning support and its practical application to the learning situation and classroom setting.
Subject Matter Expert
Nikki Swart started off her academic journey at the University of Johannesburg, completing a BA degree in Psychology. Hereafter she enrolled for the PGCE course, specialising in early childhood and the foundation phase while working at a school for children with autism and other learning disabilities, and specifically working with the ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) approach. As the school grew and the need for extended approaches arose, she worked together with other professionals in establishing remedial programmes for the children, eventually taking on the position of the lead therapist for the grade 3 programme. She then began expanding her horizons by getting involved in private therapy and she now does this full-time.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offering advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.