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The current system of education presents a compelling solution to the serious challenges faced in South Africa and many developing countries.
Countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Finland feature in the top rankings of global education standards. There are many stark differences in the systems and models that each country uses. However, academic rigor, discovery learning as well as content and skill mastery are cornerstone concepts that are common and feature strongly in each.
The AEE system of education embraces the A.C.E. curriculum and is based on the well-researched methodology of a personalised system of instruction (PSI) (Keller 1968). The system creates opportunity for a learner to work in an individualised self-paced manner that embraces discovery learning and mastery learning.
Mastery Learning is another well researched (Bloom, 1968) and proven approach that relates to the rigorous assessment procedures that require learners to achieve and demonstrate consistently very high mastery (80%) over relatively small units of content. Individuals are allowed the time required to achieve mastery and may not progress until it is achieved. This results in motivated learners taking ownership over their own progress.
“Almost any child can master almost any subject given enough time and a variety of instructional methods.” (Benjamin Bloom)
Unfortunately, the current model of public education in many emerging countries on the continent is designed and implemented in a way that limits time and is dependent on the teacher teaching. As a result learners “pass” an annual test/exam and move on to new, more challenging content, when in fact they have large gaps in real understanding and certainly in mastery! The learner who is not able to maintain a high standard and fast pace starts to fall behind and, sadly, real potential is not realised.
Inherent to the model is an EQ component that prescribes to a set of honourable, biblical values that promote personal development and raises the youth in a positive and accountable manner.
The AEE system of education provides a compelling solution to the serious challenges currently faced in South Africa and many developing countries.
A STRONG FOUNDATION
From grade 1 to grade 4 ur learners make use of the ACE curriculum. ACE provides a multisensory, phonetic, learning-to-read programme designed to prepare a child for the individualised programme. Basic Math skills are introduced, developed, mastered, reviewed and consistently reinforced in a variety of imaginative ways throughout the material and throughout the Foundation Phase levels.
WHILST LEARNING MATH, ENGLISH, SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES, BIBLICAL CHARACTER TRAITS ARE TAUGHT AND REINFORCED, ENSURING THAT LEARNERS ARE DEVELOPING HOLISTICALLY AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.
SwitchedOn Education offers a comprehensive, virtual, online digital curriculum for students in all core subject areas. English Language, Maths, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Bible studies, History and Geography, plus a diverse list of electives. The SwitchedOn Education program is cloud-based, self-paced and accessible 24/7. To captivate the learners' attention and engage them in their learning, a vibrant mixture of entertaining lessons, assignments, quizzes and more are created to captivate the learners attention and engage them in their learning.
Own personal laptop device. All learners are required to adhere to the school's Internet Access Policy. Uncapped internet connectivity is made available for learners on-site, but they may require an internet connection at home as well.
Access to the curriculum is easy. SwitchedOn Education can be accessed through the computer's web browser. No additional hardware, software, server, or network to install.
The curriculum allows learners and educators 24/7 access from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
The look and feel facilitate navigation and guide users seamlessly through the curriculum, communication tools, and administrative applications.
The majority of learners' work is automatically graded. Learners receive instant feedback, and data is stored for reporting, with this practical, time-saving feature.
Learners get a consolidated view of their daily assignments, curriculum overviews, due dates, subject reviews, and grades with this organizational feature geared to keep them on track. This dashboard is essential to show progress and backlogs.
More than 50,000 multimedia elements, including audio and video files, challenging games, interactive exercises, a historical timeline, and integrated video clips, reinforce concepts and offer in-depth explanations of key points.
The Text to Speech feature in this user-friendly application allows learners to hear selected passages or entire lessons to promote greater understanding by simply highlighting the text within the lesson. The option to translate lessons into more than 36 languages is also available.
South African Universities recognize the American High School Diploma. To obtain a certificate of foreign exemption from the SA Matriculation Board, a student requires the High School Graduation Diploma, accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation, issued by certain accreditation bodies.
With the SwitchedOn Education platform, students can elect to write Cambridge International exams, GED, or the American High School Diploma. A student who wants to follow a technical career, can also exit at Grade 9 with a certificate.
The graduation route to Grade 12 starts with Grade 9. Each year students complete at least 6 credits in their subjects of choice. By Grade 12, they would have accumulated at least 24 credits to fulfill the requirements for the American High School Diploma.
The American High School Diploma is offered at Advanced or at General level. Advanced includes Afrikaans I-IV, which is a South African public university requirements. A General certificate is required for college entrance.
SwtichedOn Education is a global network of enthusiastic educators who aims to empower students' learning, for all to have the opportunities that knowledge brings. COGNIA's standards-based protocols and holistic approach to accreditation and certification, enable our school and our students to succeed. COGNIA Accreditation represents the unified policies and procedures for accreditation and certification from its various Accreditation Divisions.
An exciting Bible-based science course creates an environment that explains God's relationship with the physical universe and an understanding of the world around us. Subject matter from Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, Space, Physical Science, and Nature is covered.
Biblical studies focus on the development of a Christian worldview through the use of fundamental truths from the Bible and applying these principles in life. The course aims to unify a student’s education, preparing them for life beyond high school in the home, church, college, and society.
The motivating math curriculum prepares learners for using math successfully in real-life situations. It takes learners from the basics of simple arithmetic to complex problem solving as they build their knowledge and skills.
Language Arts and English courses promote literacy in all areas of communication including reading, writing, listening, and speaking through the use of interactive lessons infused with God's Word. The subject emphasises essential skills such as vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, penmanship, composition and grammer. Upper-grade learners also learn literature studies and the Bible as literature, the development of research and reporting skills, and visual media. Currently foreign languages available on the system are French and Spanish.
Social sciences help learners travel God's world and examine the continents through History and Geography. They will discover the history of the world and explore how the world has changed and developed. In geography, students learn the major countries and the tools and technologies of geography to study the world.
With a list of over 200 online courses and growing, learners have a wide range of courses available which includes Career and Technical Education. We believe that using a variety of curricula allows us to utilise the most suitable approach to enhance the learning experience of the children at each stage of their education.