Carine Janse van Rensburg becomes Programme Coordinator for PGCE

Two Oceans Graduate Institute will be offering the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for the Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Phase for the very first time in 2021. Bachelor Degree and Diploma holders are in the process to apply for this programme to become secondary school teachers in public and private schools. The institution already received applications from seventy-eight prospective students for enrollment in January 2021.Ms Carine Janse van Rensburg has been appointed as the first Programme Coordinator for the PGCE.

Her involvement with the Two Oceans Graduate Institute started in 2017 with the inception of the institution as Afrikaans Home Language lecturer. She is currently busy with her doctoral studies on intertextuality in Afrikaans poetry with specific reference to the work of the poet Johann de Lange. With many years of experience as an Afrikaans teacher, she contributed as editor and translator to various handbooks and publications in this field. With this background of experience, she will make a meaningful contribution to the establishment and delivery of the PGCE.

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Carine Janse van Rensburg (BA, Hons, MA, HED) has been involved in education as a high school teacher and lecturer at Stellenbosch University where she taught Afrikaans in the Department of Curriculum Studies and Poetry in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch.

Since 2007 she has been a freelance author, translator and editor. While she has served as a relief teacher throughout her freelance career, her main contribution has been as the author of various text books, including the Pearson’s Platinum series for Afrikaans Home Language, Grades 7 to 12, the Slimkoppe series for Grade 4 to 7, X-kit Presteer, for Grades 8 and 9, and Oxford’s Klankeprogram, Grades 1 to 3. She also compiled two anthologies of poetry, namely Om die aarde aan te haal en ander gedigte and sprak of sprook en ander gedigte. Furthermore, she has written numerous literature study guides for various publishers.