In 2015 the DBE developed Scripted Lesson Plans (SLPs) which are currently being tested in five (5) provinces in order to strengthen the teaching of CSE in schools
SLPs are learner and teacher support materials (LTSMs) that are designed to aid teachers and learners to address these important topics in a systematic manner.
During teaching and learning time, educators are guided by scripted lessons plans (SLPs) that empower them to discuss topics that could otherwise be found to be uncomfortable. The SLP describes each activity, the materials needed for the activity as well as how to complete the activity, the duration of the activity, the information to be presented, and the points that should be emphasized.
SLPs are based on the work done by researchers, an international pa ne l of consultants and an advisory committee le d by the DBE in South Africa.
Five provinces with the highest HIV infections in the country ore currently participating in the testing of SLPs, namely, Free State, Gauteng, Kwa Zulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Western Cape.
After the testing phase the work will be expanded to all nine provinces in a Phased-in approach and ultimately will be used in all education districts in South Africa.