Welcome to the Teacher Choices in Action module! This module is a result of ground-breaking national collaboration. This is the first time in teacher education history that many different institutions have worked together to produce a single course available to all South African student teachers. We hope that you will enjoy doing the course as much as we have enjoyed designing it for you.
The Teacher Choices in Action module forms part of the Teaching and Learning Development Capacity Improvement Programme (TLDCIP), which implemented through a partnership between the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the European Union. The module launched in August 2020 with 26 700 student teachers from 20 higher education institutions registered to participate. The pilot phase of the module shall continue during the pandemic and beyond.
How to Access and Enrol for The Teachers Choice in Action Portal System.
The following is a guide on how to enrol for the Teachers Choice in Action System.
- Open your internet browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
- Go to Teachers Choice in Action Portal
- Select Log in
- Once logged in, scroll down the page to Course Categories. Select your School
- Select your course or check for your course in your department.
- You will then see the content for your course.
Using the Online Platform
The learning material is available online at www.teachingprac.co.za. Your official student email address will be your Username. The initial password will be ‘[email protected]’. You will change the password after your first log in.
Online course materials will be available 24/7 for the duration of the module. You can work directly online, or you can prepare written tasks offline, and copy and paste your responses into the system once you are happy with your responses. You will work through each unit in your own time and at your own pace. You should manage your time and be sure to complete all work between the dates
determined by your institution. Read through the guideline that explains how the learning platform works
In cases where students do not have access to any device or data, other options are being explored, including the possibility of using the South African Post Office to deliver paper-based material to students. Additional support will be made available for students when contact teaching resumes, and particularly for students who will have had difficulty in transitioning to online learning. It may be necessary for face-to-face lectures to be extended through the September and December vacation breaks and for some cohorts, to extend the academic programme into 2021.
Students who have queries related to the academic programme should contact their respective schools. Students who do not have access to adequate mobile computing devices and cannot secure them elsewhere should contact their Faculty representatives.