Teachers do more than teach … they manage the lives of their learners … They prepare teenagers for the adult world [and] impart essential life skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The teacher is, without a doubt, the most important link, anchor and cornerstone in the world of teaching.’ Dr Raymond van Diemel Teaching–Learning Dynamics is a field-leading teacher education textbook used by student teachers and beginner teachers across South Africa. Prescribed by a range of institutions, it successfully explores the sometimes complex interface between teaching and learning within the South African context. This fifth edition has been enhanced with: • Updated content to bring it into line with the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and other recent South African curriculum policy changes; • A new chapter on the theoretical foundations of teaching and learning; • A new chapter on using media in the classroom; • A reviewed chapter on assessment; and • Up-to-date perspectives on the challenges classroom practitioners face, along with pragmatic solutions. New features include: • A fresh, reader-friendly design and format; • Chapter flowcharts, ‘need to know’ key terms and definitions for each chapter; • Margin notes summarising or further explaining important information; and • QR codes providing links to online material that help further reinforce content. The aim of this book is to support and empower both students and teachers with as many practical resources as possible, including lesson plans, assessment tools, lesson transcripts, shorter and extended examples, case studies and more. In short, for practical advice to students and teachers, this book has no rival! This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet; • Search for and highlight text; and • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.