This is the second of a four-part series of blog posts co-authored by Beck Pitt (OER Research Hub researcher) and Megan Beckett (Siyavula). You can read our posts on the Siyavula educator sample an…
This second part of the research conducted by Siyavula gives an additional nuance to their attempt to understand the use of their curriculum-related content and probably determine a strategy on how to “address the issue of the lack of resources that most learners face in the country (South Africa)
The sample is small, but it does tell a story and that story, as the research team so prudently concedes, is filled with a complexity brought by the “huge diversity in school contexts in South Africa”
My sense is that although this reality adds to the complexity of the research model, it is nevertheless an indicator that there is no single solution for the educational dilemma in South Africa, and in the world, for that matter.
The South African context, therefore, holds a powerful set of possibilities for innovative solutions that could be replicable and scalable outside of its own borders.