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

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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