HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
The course consists of videos that are presented in 11 chapters. The total video viewing time is about 2 and a half hours, but every chapter is divided into shorter bits. Your child can therefore work at his own tempo, complete parts of it and then later pick up where he left off.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE COURSE?
From date of registration your child has a whole year (365 days) to complete the course and therefore also enough time for proper revision.
CAN MY CHILD GO BACK TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT PREVIOUS CHAPTERS?
Yes, he can and it's very important that your child goes back and has another look at certain chapters and does revision. The chapters do however open in sequence, but he can go back to previous chapters at any time.
IF I FORGET WHEN I REGISTERED FOR THE COURSE, HOW AM I GOING TO KNOW HOW MUCH TIME I STILL HAVE REMAINING?
To help with this, we built in a day counter for you on the For Parents page. So you can see from day of registration exactly how much time is left for completion of the course as well as revision.
AS A PARENT OR GUARDIAN, DO I HAVE TO WATCH THE COURSE WITH MY CHILD?
Although the course is specifically designed for children and is presented accordingly, the developers recommend that the person who helps your child with homework and studies, watch the course with the child. The insight of an adult will be of great value when the child starts using the techniques in his school work.
IS THE COURSE BOUND TO A SPECIFIC SUBJECT OR SYLLABUS?
No, not at all. This course endows your child with study methods and techniques which he can use when he learns and studies. It also cultivates a consciousness that he as a learner is unique with specific abilities, talents, and preferences.
A LOT OF INFORMATION IS GIVEN - HOW DO I IMPLEMENT IT FOR MY CHILD?
Each child's profile is unique. Find out what your child's strongest characteristics or preferences are and then read more about those specific preferences. You will find ideas about how learning takes place within the framework of your child’s preferences and then your child can make choices according to this.
CAN I PRINT ANY OF THE COURSE MATERIAL FOR MY OWN USE OR TO READ OFFLINE?
Yes. All our written material is currently available to read offline through PDF downloads. You are not, however, permitted to distribute this material as per our Terms and Conditions.
WHAT SOFTWARE DOES THE COURSE REQUIRE?
Any computer or tablet with a web browser can run the software. You will require a PC, laptop or tablet running Internet Explorer 9 or later, FireFox 24 or later or Google Chrome 30 or later.
IS A STRONG AND RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION NECESSARY WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT?
YES, a strong internet connection is very important, as this product consists of videos and interactive questionnaires.
THE SITE APPEARS GARBLED OR MESSED UP ON MY COMPUTER. WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX IT?
Ensure you are using the latest version of your internet browser, e.g. Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome 36, Mozilla FireFox 31, etc.
Also, ensure that the zoom level of the site on your machine is set to no higher than 100%.
LEARN HOW TO STUDY - GRADE 4 -7! THE LEAP AHEAD...
THE COURSE TEACHES YOU MORE ABOUT
Your own unique personality and strengths.
How your brain processes information.
The importance of reading and the ability to concentrate.
The meaning of visual, auditory and kinesthetic perception.
The ability to organise and classify.
Mind maps and flow charts.
Good planning and time management.
A healthy lifestyle.
Strategic exam approaches and techniques to answering test paper.
EVERY CHILD IS UNIQUE
3 QUESTIONNAIRES SHOW:
◦ Brain dominance
◦ Intelligence profile and
◦ Learning style
I HAVE A WHOLE YEAR TO COMPLETE AND REVISE COURSE!!!
watch video here
Children have to be educated,
but they have also to be left to
educate themselves. - Ernest Dimnet
Every student can learn,
just not on the same day,
or the same way. - George Evans
Teaching kids to count is fine,
but teaching them what
counts is best. - Bob Talber
STUDY METHOD COURSE
THERESA VAN DEN BERG is an Educational Psychologist in Private Practice. She takes a great interest in child development and the demands of school readiness when children commence formal education. She would like to equip children with the necessary skills to study independently as soon as they start with the intermediary phase of education. She believes that it is a parent's duty to guide children into becoming responsible adults who can one day make effective decisions independently. It is for these reasons that she offers courses in study methods. In order to reach a greater number of children she has committed herself to this online course. The future of our country lies in the development and education of our children. It is therefore important that every child is given the best possible opportunity to one day contributing effectively and responsibly to the country's economy.
The principals in this course have been researched and compiled from theories and findings of a variety of scientific researchers. Refer to sources.
Visit Theresa's Website at www.theresas.co.za
MADELEIN CLOETE of Apple Blossom Productions is responsible for the project management and development of "Leer Slim" and "Study Wise". This includes the video production of this online course. Madelein says "My involvement in this project is born out of my passion for children. My excitement lies in the dynamic power with which the visual aspect makes seemingly difficult work easier for children. It has been a privilege to be part of the team that compiled this product.
Visit Madelein's website at www.appleblossom.co.za