Reginald Monyai

University of South Africa

Reginald Botshabeng Monyai is a senior lecturer in the Department of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and Youth Development at the University of South Africa. He holds the following qualifications: BA, BA (Hons), MA (cum laude), and PhD. He had a stint as a senior education specialist (English) and deputy chief education specialist before joining higher education as a theory of education lecturer. He is a co-editor of an education textbook: The Educator as Mediator of Learning and has published articles and book chapters in local and international publication houses. Reginald has been involved with Quality Assurance in the General and Training Band at Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training in South Africa), and has quality assured English and Life Orientation since 2005.

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A learner-centred curriculum provides space for the learner to be actively involved in knowledge production and learning. Such can only happen if the learner's confidence is boosted by a feeling of control and ability to manage his or her progress towards acquiring a qualification. The twenty-first century teacher must create an environment that not only supports the Four Pillars of Learning but also leads to learners being allowed a voice to ask pertinent questions. The teacher should be able to guide the student to full physical and mental maturity and should help to develop critical thinking, and the students should be encouraged to practice the truth and have self-respect and respect for other people. This can happen if the learner is afforded the opportunity to self-accept. If the learners fail to do so, they are likely to have lack of confidence, which will lead to lack of independence.

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