Sarah Gravett

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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.

Out of the ivory tower

“Community engagement needs to be a core value in education,” says Minister of Education Naledi Pandor. “This is an initiative that cannot be overemphasised. It is a lifelong commitment.” She was speaking at the launch of a community engagement project and research centre -- the Centre for Education Practice Research --at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on April 24.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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