KaziKidz Teaching Material

KaziKidz is a holistic educational and instructional tool for primary school teachers. It aims to enhance children’s overall health in South African primary schools through the implementation of Physical Education (PE); Moving-to-music; Health and Hygiene; and Nutrition education lessons. The lessons are aligned with South Africa’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). The aim is to lead children through content, games and activities, partly supported by music, and conducted in a joyful manner that encourages and promotes a healthy lifestyle throughout childhood and into adolescence.

Teacher’s Health Promotion Programme

KaziHealth is a teacher’s health promotion programme consisting of a behaviour change model that targets health behaviours, as well as perceived levels of stress and mental health outcomes. This includes a health risk assessment, lifestyle coaching and the KaziHealth app. These tools are aimed at lessening cardiovascular and communicable disease risk, and improving physical activity and physical fitness, nutrition and diet, and psychosocial health. This specially tailored school-based programme has been designed to educate and enact a positive transformation to create healthy schools for healthy communities.

Dimensions of Teaching Quality

Characteristics of good teaching have been identified in general educational research. These characteristics promote the acquisition of competencies and the development of motivation among students independent of the subject. Good teaching that promotes student performance as well as motivation is characterized by the following features:

  • Classroom organization, for instance binding rules and targets, the clarity and structure of the teaching process, decreased waste of time;
  • Student orientation, for instance individual learning support, a positive teacher-student relationship, positive teacher feedback; and
  • Cognitive activation, for instance the genetic-Socratic approach, avoidance of repetitive exercises.

KaziKidz Teaching Material

KaziKidz is a holistic educational and instructional tool for primary school teachers. It aims to enhance children’s overall health in South African primary schools through the implementation of Physical Education (PE); Moving-to-music; Health and Hygiene; and Nutrition education lessons.

The lessons are aligned with South Africa’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). The aim is to lead children through content, games and activities, partly supported by music, and conducted in a joyful manner that encourages and promotes a healthy lifestyle throughout childhood and into adolescence.

Teacher’s Health Promotion Programme

KaziHealth is a teacher’s health promotion programme consisting of a behaviour change model that targets health behaviours, as well as perceived levels of stress and mental health outcomes. This includes a health risk assessment, lifestyle coaching and the KaziHealth app. These tools are aimed at lessening cardiovascular and communicable disease risk, and improving physical activity and physical fitness, nutrition and diet, and psychosocial health. This specially tailored school-based programme has been designed to educate and enact a positive transformation to create healthy schools for healthy communities.

Dimensions of Teaching Quality

Characteristics of good teaching have been identified in general educational research. These characteristics promote the acquisition of competencies and the development of motivation among students independent of the subject. Good teaching that promotes student performance as well as motivation is characterized by the following features:

 

  • Classroom organization, for instance binding rules and targets, the clarity and structure of the teaching process, decreased waste of time;
  • Student orientation, for instance individual learning support, a positive teacher-student relationship, positive teacher feedback; and
  • Cognitive activation, for instance the genetic-Socratic approach, avoidance of repetitive exercises.
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