2023-11-29 20:10

Kobus van Wyk

Light for the learners

The major focus always stays
  On learners in the class
One constantly must look for ways
  To help them better pass
To pass is just the final test
  True learning is the goal
I T must help them get the best
  Fill every vacant hole
Good software products schools will use
  To teach the chosen field
These learning aids with great care choose
  And then with skill do wield
The vendors too must play their part
  Train those who educate
But teachers main source of the art –
  Those who facilitate
The e-plan is the guiding force
  Shows how one must proceed
Do fully use this rich resource
  It’s vital to succeed
First teachers must identify
  Outcomes they need to meet
The e-plan these do specify
  Each one in detail treat
It further must be kept in mind
  What I T’s purpose is
The main objective that’s behind
  Is learners’ skills increase
Kids go to labs to learn content
  For research they go too
For drill and practice they are sent
  And emails they must do
They rectify their reading ills
  And learn to numerate
Brush up on ailing writing skills
  Get knowledge up to date
It has by many schools been proved
  I T is powerful
If it’s with skill correctly moved
  A perfect teaching tool
On days when teachers are not there
  Of teaching there is none
The learners can use good software
  To get some learning done
Schools lack teacher capacity
  Their numbers dwindling fast
Faced by learner voracity
  Good teaching in the past
It is important that schools move
  Towards a better state
Where I T learning does improve
  And teachers simulate
This thought – rather debatable –
  For teachers – sacrilege –
Believe they’re indispensable
  Teaching – their privilege
One must soon move towards a space
  Where learners can receive
Superb learning at their own pace
  Success they must achieve
Dependant just on the teachers
  One can no longer be
And so with reason conjectures
  What is the magic key
Should one with teachers do away
  Most definitely not
One wishes that they all would stay
  Right in their teaching spot
But facts and figures clearly show
  Soon now the day may dawn
When teacher numbers are so low
  That new plans must be drawn
With I T present in the class
  The teacher’s role must change
The new role will the old surpass
  To some this may seem strange
You must be ready for that day
  Get ducks all in a row
With diligence prepare the way
  And let the know-how grow
Good learning programmes are the key
  In the computer room
In format fit for I C T
  This will let learning bloom
A software product that is geared
  The learners to involve
Need not be by the teachers feared
  A gap it helps resolve
There many portals are from which
  To choose the right content
The store of useful stuff is rich
  Which Khanya’s can augment
In its own portal Khanya stores
  Resources digital
Those are created for the cores
  Of courses critical
It has been proved – these can be used –
  If teachers are not there
Not perfect – but can’t be refused –
  A band aid to repair

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