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Remedial teaching is the type of teaching aimed at correcting errors or gaps in skills, attributes and knowledge. The instruments used in this type of teaching diagnose the gaps in learners’ knowledge, skills and attributes; with the view to implement strategies to rapidly closing these gaps and ensuring learner weaknesses are addressed. Enrichment is the type of teaching aimed at extending the teaching and learning by providing learners with opportunities to engage with more advanced and diverse skills, attributes and knowledge. Remedial and enrichment aim to provide learners with motivation, enhance retention and improve learning outcomes. As such, whilst there is an initial cost to remedial and enrichment interventions these should improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the education system in the medium and long-term.
In August 2016, the Department of Basic Education with the assistance of UNICEF commissioned a small, rapid study in selected primary schools in Gaborone and surrounding areas to establish the existence of remediation programmes in public and private primary schools.
An expert institution with a mix of skills on international trends in diagnostic learning assessment, remedial and enrichment strategies across social emotional learning, behaviour, creativity and life skills and 3Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic), and skills on outcome-based education (OBE) is needed for this assignment. The institution is expected to build a team combining of international and Batswana experts, with a view in part of developing capacity in Botswana in these areas.