Louis Benjamin*

University of the Western Cape

Received Sylff fellowship in 2001.
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
BA Social Work (Hons); B.Ed Hons; M.Ed Psych (Cum Laude); Phd |  Director and Founder Member of Thinking Schools South Africa | Director and Founder of Basic Concepts Unlimited
Current affiliation: Health Professions Council of South Africa

Over the past 12 years Louis has worked as an independent educational consultant with a special interest in the cognitive development and assessment of young children (pre-primary to primary school years). He is the author of the Basic Concepts Programme© which was developed as part of his doctoral studies and which has been used throughout South Africa as well as in other countries. The programme was primarily developed to address learning backlogs of children from severely disadvantaged communities. Louis has trained over 1600 teachers as mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme and has established numerous multi year projects mainly in rural/disadvantaged communities and often in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education and other education trusts and NPO’s. 

SPG2018: The programme starts in 2019 and will run for the next three years.

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