Teachers should be taught psychology - Cosas

Teachers should be taught psychology - Cosas

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) wants teachers to take mandatory psychology classes while in varsity so they are equipped to read behavioural patterns in pupils.

Pic: Sinethemba Madolo

Cosas held a press briefing in Luthuli House on Wednesday to address the recent spate of school violence.


This comes after two pupils that were stabbed and killed by fellow learners in Gauteng and the Western Cape on Monday.


On Tuesday it was reported that another pupil was killed in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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The organisation's deputy secretary-general Xola Booi says some of these cases are due to behavioural patterns that have gone unnoticed.


Booi says adding psychology as module for learning teacher would solve the issue is a short space of time.


"Another thing that we would also like to pledge to our teacher, we think that psychology is one of the best modules that our teachers should do so they can also be able to read the behaviour.


"You pick up these things in their behaviour, in how the learner conducts him or herself and that becomes the problems."



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