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How games can hook pupils with short attention spans
How games can hook pupils with short attention spans
Modern human beings have a shorter attention span than goldfish: ours is, on average, below eight seconds while the little fish can focus for nine...
Morocco damages itself by stifling criticism
Morocco damages itself by stifling criticism
Morocco frequently turns to the courts when it doesn’t like what its critics have to say, and this has a chilling effect on university research and...
If everyone wins, no one is a winner
If everyone wins, no one is a winner
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Sorry tale of a post-merger university mess
Sorry tale of a post-merger university mess
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF A SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY: THE UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL – ACADEMIC FREEDOM, CORPORATISATION AND...
Enlightened leadership needed to secure academic freedom
Enlightened leadership needed to secure academic freedom
ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA: ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE HUMANITIES by John Higgins (Wits University...
'Abuse of power' shackles academia
'Abuse of power' shackles academia
The reckless and unreasonable exercise of power at the highest levels of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) was illustrated by the so-called...
UKZN's crucible of poor decisions
UKZN's crucible of poor decisions
In 2004, the universities of Natal and Durban-Westville merged to form the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), with Professor Malegapuru Makgoba as...
Universities and state control: Cloudy days for academic freedom
Universities and state control: Cloudy days for academic freedom
Academic freedom is given an unusually privileged place in the Constitution – one of the few worldwide that both explicitly does so and pledges...
Nzimande: we will not uphold the status quo
Nzimande: we will not uphold the status quo
It is really a great pleasure to present this 2013 Solomon Mahlangu Lecture, one that the Centre for Education Policy Development has held annually...
Kneejerk liberal opposition tries to limit the powers of the state
Kneejerk liberal opposition tries to limit the powers of the state
Since the Higher Education Laws Amendment Act first went to Parliament there has been much public debate over university autonomy, academic freedom...
Real barrier is academic inertia
Real barrier is academic inertia
Schools and universities differ in many ways, but one of the most important is the freedom the latter enjoy with respect to the curriculum. ...

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