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FunDza's mission is to improve the literacy levels of South Africa's youth by encouraging reading for pleasure, writing for meaning, and learning for life.
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Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Fundza's approach requires learners to proactively engage in their own learning journey. The platform offers quizzes to provide consistent feedback on individual progress throughout the course. A key strength lies in the abundant and diverse content, which includes something for everyone. Commenting and reading others' remarks fosters a dynamic and collaborative learning environment.
The course materials are easy to read and understand, making the learning experience pleasant. Having quizzes enhances the learning process and serves as an effective method to stimulate the brain after absorbing a substantial amount of content.
The courses follow a predetermined structure, yet learners retain the autonomy to delve into subjects that pique their curiosity the most. Moreover, Fundza offers a diverse range of content, catering to a wide spectrum of learners. This diverse selection empowers learners from various backgrounds to discover and engage with compelling materials that align with their interests.
Fundza enables learners to make all decisions independently, and their progress solely relies on their own actions. Despite users' autonomous progress, they can actively participate in the learning community, sharing thoughts, texts, and ideas. It is commendable how Fundza provides an open learning community that facilitates the sharing of information, thoughts, and experiences among its users.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The abundance of material.
The possibility to engage with a community and express your thoughts.
Interesting and well-written content.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Analysing a writer’s choice of vocabulary, form, grammatical and structural features, and evaluating their effectiveness and impact.
Exploring aspects of plot, characterisation, events and settings, the relationships between them and their effects.
Identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information.
Using linguistic and literary terminology accurately and confidently in discussing reading, writing and spoken language.
Consolidate and build on their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through studying their effectiveness and impact in the texts they read.
Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
Restructuring their writing, and amending its grammar and vocabulary to improve coherence, consistency, clarity and overall effectiveness.
Revise, edit and proof-read through reflecting on whether their draft achieves the intended impact.
Selecting, and using judiciously, vocabulary, grammar, form, and structural and organisational features, including rhetorical devices, to reflect audience, purpose and context, and using Standard English where appropriate.
Selecting and organising ideas, facts and key points, and citing evidence, details and quotation effectively and pertinently for support and emphasis.
Distinguishing between statements that are supported by evidence and those that are not, and identifying bias and misuse of evidence.
Seeking evidence in the text to support a point of view, including justifying inferences with evidence.
Drawing on knowledge of the purpose, audience for and context of the writing, including its social, historical and cultural context and the literary tradition to which it belongs, to inform evaluation.
Understand and critically evaluate texts through reading in different ways for different purposes, summarising and synthesising ideas and information, and evaluating their usefulness for particular purposes.
Re-reading literature and other writing as a basis for making comparisons.
Read and appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage through reading a wide range of high-quality, challenging, classic literature and extended literary non-fiction, such as essays, reviews and journalism.
Paying attention to the accuracy and effectiveness of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Soft skills learning goals

Encouraging to build new information and visions
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing categorization and classification
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing to notice causal connections
Learning to plan and design own written content and textual representations
Learning the basics of spelling
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts
Learning to understand and interpret diverse types of texts, from vernacular to academic
Practicing logical reasoning to understand and interpret information in different forms
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Practicing to express own thoughts and feelings
Practicing to argument clearly own opinions and reasonings
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing strategic thinking
Practicing to plan and execute studies, make observations and measurements
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Practicing creative thinking
Practicing persistent working
Learning to notice causal connections
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Realizing the connection between subjects learned in free time and their impact to skills needed at worklife
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Learning to use foreign language in work context
Encouraging positive attitude towards working life
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Learning about different countries and their characteristics
Practicing versatile ways of working
Learning consumer knowledge and smart economics
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to give, get and reflect feedback
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Getting familiar with different cultures
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Learning to know and respect human rights
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Practicing to take care of own and other people’s safety
Practicing to take care of one's own and other people’s safety
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Supporting the growth of environmental awareness
Recognizing habits that are good for sustainable living
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Learning to find solutions in social conflicts
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to improvise
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing to set one's own learning goals
Practising visual recognition
Practicing memorizing skills
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Using technology to express one’s emotions and experiences
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Practicing keyboard skills and touch typing
Learning to view and consider media and advertising critically

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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