Blended Learning

Blended Learning

Welcome to our blended learning section. Blended learning uses a number of tuition mechanisms in the absence of traditional or residential/local learning. There are a number of disadvantages but also notably advantages. Please note that our approach to blended learning does not entail traditional self study distance learning. It is not ideal and reflecting the spirit of narrative work.



Blended Learning functions fully as an independent type of learning group as opposed other areas that are fully residential.

There are however some areas where a mix between blended learning and residential contact days are necessary. These include towns or regions in KwaZulu Natal that function on a semi-residential or cell format. The only difference then (to fully online video learning) is that learners who are able to travel such as those sharing the same town or close by regions will get together at a mutually agreed upon venue on a weekly basis. Add to this the following. For semi-residential groups there will also be learning reflection days where students meet up psychically in different regions for contact days. This does not replace the primary learning mode of online video meetings but adds a special element to the learning where experience is created.


The same as all other residential programmes. See course overview and registration forms here (in English, or Afrikaans) but note some adaption mentioned on this page. If something is not mentioned here then it follows exactly the content and outline of the relevant information pages.

Medium of learning

The primary format (medium of learning), is video based online group discussion on a weekly basis.


Either Tuesday evenings (19h30-21h00) and, interest permitting, Wednesday mornings (10h30-12h00). There is the possibility of starting the group discussions earlier but because the duration of lecture is typically shorter, students should place greater emphasis on preparation for discussions. Time zone: GMT+2; South African Standard

Group size

Size range from 5-12 learners so as to enable personalised and quality group discussion.

Lecturing style

While the style is mostly dependent on the lecturer a facilitative style is often followed where the focus is not on ‘teaching’ the material but facilitating conversation.


Over the two years students will be exposed to several lecturers.

We continue to try and find ways to enhance the experience of online learners. We believe that online learning should not be sub par. It is merely different. Some don’t take to it while others won’t trade it for the world.



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