MODEL C (IN-SCHOOL): MASTERMOVES CHESS, MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE LAB (My Labs)
My Lab is a concept of Chris Windell at the University of North West. The labs have been developed to cover CAPS practical work from Grades 4 – Grade 9. There are thousands of schools without labs in South Africa and the neighbouring countries. The demand for My Lab in the education sector is enormous.
My Lab, learning natural science in the foundation phase will be backed by our innovative chess. It will be enforced during in-class teaching and during the MasterMoves Chess programme as an in-school activity.
The MasterMoves Chess programme is an in–school programme strengthening the learning of Maths, Natural Science and Life Skills through chess. The programme is implemented by trained teachers. In our effort to bring the reality of Natural science we have now the innovation of My Lab. Learners will not only learn theoretically that water has three phases but they will be able to touch and feel the solid state of water. The understanding of the concepts of Natural science in the foundation phase will be the cause that learning will be more innovative than it was before.
MasterMoves Chess, Mathematics & Science Lab (In-School)
The MasterMoves Mathematics and Science Labs are workplaces designed to conduct mathematics and scientific research and is implemented as an in class activity. This Model has two types of Centres a school can choose from:
- School Owned Centre
This is one of the two Centre business which a school can purchase directly from Tsogo Sun Moves for Life, the agreement will be between the school and Tsogo Sun Moves for Life. The school has an option of appointing a trained teacher or gives TSMFL the mandate to appoint a trained teacher. The programme is implemented according to the school time table.
- Agent/Individual Owned Centre
This is one of the two Centre business which an individual can purchase the Centre from Tsogo Sun Moves for Life and monitors the programme on behalf of TSMFL, the agreement will be between the school and the agent/representative (individual). The school has an option of appointing a trained teacher or gives the agent/representative the mandate to appoint a trained teacher. The programme is implemented according to the school time table.
Centre Process TSMFL will take responsibility to train agents/representatives, complete relevant documents relating to contracts. There will be criteria to follow in the recruitment of agents/representatives. We have motivated organisations dealing with entrepreneurship programmes to partner with us.
We encourage funding organisations to provide sponsorship to entrepreneurs for them to realise their long awaited dreams of one day owning a business.
Level 1&2 training will be given to the agent/representative. The initial training is a 3-day session including the following:
• DAY 1:
Introduction to TSMFL
Introduction to Social Enterprise Development
• DAY 2:
MasterMoves Kids (Gr.R-3)
Introduction to MasterMoves Kids (Gr.4-7)
• DAY 3:
Basic Chess Training including a practical session
After successful completion of Level 1&2 training, the agent/representative will have the option to complete the ETDP SETA NQF5 training (Unit Standard 117811 – Facilitate Learning using a variety of given methodologies; part of ID 50334). Upon successful completion of the SETA training, the agent/representative will be awarded a National Certificate (Occupationally Directed Education).