curriculum

 
The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem
The way history is taught in South Africa is ahistorical ― and that’s a problem
History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic...
Editorial: History’s crucial lessons
Editorial: History’s crucial lessons
The department of education’s plan to make history compulsory for every learner throughout their schooling career is to be applauded. In a...
‘Move away from shallow history’
‘Move away from shallow history’
The school history curriculum must be reformed to include “problematic and controversial” subjects and themes in African history, to ensure...
Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’
Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’
South Africa does not have enough resources to meet growing demands like the eradication of pit toilets, Minister of Basic Education Angie...
Tshwane University of Technology offers progressive curriculum up to doctoral degrees
Tshwane University of Technology offers progressive curriculum up to doctoral degrees
The past few years have seen the rise of the student. #FeesMustFall raised awareness of the issues students were facing with regards to educational...
Tshwane University of Technology curriculum gets 21st Century upgrade
Tshwane University of Technology curriculum gets 21st Century upgrade
Driving through the Pretoria West campus of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) there is almost a surreal feeling seeing the trimmed lawns...
A more flexible curriculum approach can support student success
A more flexible curriculum approach can support student success
Financial access is extremely important for poor and working class students wanting to get a foot in the door at universities. But on its own this...
Maths: Why don't we fathom young minds?
Maths: Why don't we fathom young minds?
Conversations about mathematics education in this country pop up frequently in the media – and I have yet to come across anyone who is happy with...
Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test results
Lofty education ideals narrow to a system driven by test results
With the introduction of the annual national assessments (ANAs) last year, which are due to be written again in grades one to six and grade nine next...
Forget fantasy, it's time to get real about work
Forget fantasy, it's time to get real about work
Theory suggests that we start off with fantasy career aspirations that gradually become more realistic as we become increasingly aware of limitations both in ourselves and our environments. It is an issue I have been exploring with 45 Port Elizabeth children from their pre-school years...
The humanities in all of us
The humanities in all of us
Can the humanities sing again? This was the question hidden deeply within the conversations among a small gathering of academics in Cape Town late...

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