Sarah Gravett

Pre-service teachers adapt in a pandemic

The coronavirus crisis unwrapped itself as a surprising gift for university educators

A search for the meaning behind Motshekga’s words

COMMENT The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) recently hosted a seminar under the theme, Curriculum in a fast-changing world: addressing short-term urgencies, laying foundations for...

Initial teacher education must be prioritised

Education and the education of teachers is already a complex issue and even more so in rapidly-changing global circumstances

Prune curricula to promote new learning

Googling means students don’t have to memorise things, but knowledge is crucial for critical thinking  

Reimagining initial teacher education

Preparing our children for the future begins with our educators. Focusing on ‘lifeworthy’ training is a good step

Industry 4.0 is being taken seriously

A pilot project is being run at several primary schools to establish the curriculum challenges

​Building the foundations of matric

Foundation schooling needs highly educated, dedicated teachers and this requires a recognition that this is a desired career choice.

Enhance school, university links

Special partner schools can integrate theory, research and practice to produce good teachers.

Good teacher graduates emerge when their studies combine theory and reality

The University of Johannesburg has set up a school in Soweto to teach children and student teachers.

Taking teachers to heart

At the core of the debate about quality education is the crucial role played by the excellent educator.

Private good; public not so bad

Critics need to take a more holistic view of the matric results.

A matter of status

Researchers take issue with the suggestion of new colleges of education for foundation-phase teachers.

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