The Gauteng branch of LITASA is a vibrant and well-supported community of literacy specialists. We host workshops in Johannesburg and Pretoria but welcome any interested people from across the wonderful province of Gauteng to join our events. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
LITASA & Centre for Evaluation & Assessment
Hybrid Seminar (in person & virtual)
24 August 2023, 9am - 1pm, University of Pretoria (Groenkloof campus)
The Literacy Association of South Africa and the Centre of Evaluation and Assessment will host a seminar on Utilising results from PIRLS 2021 with a focus on teachers this Thursday 24 August 2023 from 9: 00 am to 13:00 pm at the University of Pretoria. This is an in - person and virtual event.
The Centre for Education and Assessment (CEA), based at the University of Pretoria is a National Research Centre for PIRLS in South Africa and manages the study with the help from the Department of Basic Education.
As a sector convenor, LITASA endeavours to involve teachers in the interpretation of the PIRLS data to ensure educators can make an informed contribution to the national literacy dialogue. This seminar is the first of a number of activities by LITASA, creating a platform for educators, researchers and the broader literacy community to foster valuable dialogue on the best use of the data collected by PIRLS.
The seminar will be delivered by Dr. Karen Roux with inputs by Prof. Funke Omidire (CEA Director) & Nadeema Musthan (LITASA National Chairperson).
To RSVP Email: email@example.com (light refreshments will be provided)
SHAKESPEARE RAP COMPETITION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Our Gauteng branch's AGM, held on 18 February, was a virtual meeting that was well attended. Two speakers presented masterfully. Dr Sibusiso Clifford Ndlangamandla from Unisa presented on Challenging English-only in Higher Education: Norms and Trans-languaging in online multilingualism. Casey Eslick from the University of Pretoria presented on The importance of phonological awareness and speech perception in noise skills to improve English second language learners' classroom participation.
FAKE NEWS WEBINAR
19 JUNE 2020
The branch hosted an exciting webinar on ‘The Fatal Attraction of Fake News’. Guest speaker Prof Remi Raji-Oyelade, from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, presented on the influence of fake news, with a special focus on Africa during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Based on this presentation, we created a step by step guide on how to detect fake news. You can find this guide here.