Curriculum

Prepare for the  ‘unknown unknowns’

Universities need to adapt teaching and curricula to cater for the fourth industrial revolution

Prune curricula to promote new learning

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

Plan outpaces the learners and teachers

I recently bumped into a friend who is an experienced teacher at a suburban primary school and who generally loves his work....

Reimagining initial teacher education

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

Focus on digital content for teachers and schoolchildren

Education policy has always been, and will continue to be, closely related to South Africans’ social conditions

Just what is ‘economics for Africa’?

A relevant economics curriculum should include different schools of thought and students must learn to engage with these in a critical way

Rethinking economics for Africa is a duty

Students must start a formal process to reform curriculums and fill gaps in a unitary approach

Reimagining sites of basic education

Knowledge gaps can be plugged without always changing compulsory subjects for matric pupils

SA would do well to follow the German education model

Today, on leaving school, more than 50% of Germans enter dual vocational education and training programmes as they make their way into the job market

School history curriculum overhaul mooted

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has asked that the history curriculum become more comprehensive and well-rounded

Picture books: A great way to encourage children to read

Nal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away 20 mini-libraries containing 30 to 40 books for primary school children

Migrants don’t leave their right to education behind

Schools with the right resources can help to integrate children, support them with their trauma and give them hope for a better future

Latest

Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it