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Teaching methods 'need an upgrade'

An education psychologist believes current teaching methods are outdated.

The Basic Education Department is in the process of introducing a new program into schools.

CAPE TOWN - An education psychologist believes teaching methods are outdated.

The Basic Education Department is in the process of introducing a new program into schools.

This is known as the Curriculum Assessment and Policy Statement (CAPS).

The program aims to get pupils to spend more time in the classroom, especially in subjects like Maths and Science.

Anel Annandale said she believes in the program, as teaching methods need to be reviewed.

"Our teaching methods actually haven't kept up with the current technology and so kids are being exposed to all this fast paced stuff when they're home and soon as they get to school we have the 'pen and paper, teacher standing in front, talking' teaching method."

Annandale said concerns have been raised "over and over" that some children find it difficult.

"After speaking to the child we find out that they can't concentrate in a class of 40 or 50 kids."