Peter Horszowski
What is practice, really? - Pert Industrials

What is practice, really?[Peter Horszowski] South African vocational training institutions face real challenges with limited resources, large learner numbers and serious skill deficits. To address this, maybe we have to start thinking inside the box: specifically a VR console, with all the possibilities of this wondrous new technology...

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Robin Fredericks
Maths meets art - connecting two divided worlds

From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
From left to right: Ready D, Neo Muyanga, John Gilmore, and Jason Storey,
[Robin Fredericks] Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts...

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Robin Fredericks
Education in South Africa - improving the system with art

From left to right: Principle School of Hope, Jesrael Jacobs, Laura Collura, Yaseera Adonis, Ashley Visagie and Kurt Minnaar.
From left to right: Principle School of Hope, Jesrael Jacobs, Laura Collura, Yaseera Adonis, Ashley Visagie and Kurt Minnaar.
[Robin Fredericks] The month-long exhibitions, titled Vanguard: A month where math meets art, was created with the aim to connect ideation, dialogue and collaboration between education and the arts and includes...

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Robin Fredericks
Changing the dreamer's education through art and music

Changing the dreamer's education through art and music
[[https://www.dreamereducationsa.com/ Dreamers Education]]
[Robin Fredericks] Kurt Minnaar, founder of Dreamer Education, has been making strides in education with his unconventional teaching methods...

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Shan Radcliffe
Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar

Going Mad about education with Francois Pienaar[Shan Radcliffe] Francois Pienaar has been a household name in South Africa for over 20 years. So what does a former Springbok captain do once he leaves the stadium and hangs up his national rugby boots for good? Why, he goes Mad and inspires new generations of learners and leaders, that's what...

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Shan Radcliffe
#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science

#InnovationMonth: Kickstarting a love of science[Shan Radcliffe] Bathabile Mpofu, co-founder and MD of Nkazimulo Applied Sciences, believes that true innovation comes from the access of existing knowledge...

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Shan Radcliffe
#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck

#WomensMonth: Getting frank with Diane Awerbuck[Shan Radcliffe] Part educator, part writer and part Frank (in more than one way), Diane Awerbuck is the award-winning author of Gardening At Night and other stories. This Women's Month, I chatted to her about life, classic literature, and important lessons we should be teaching our girls...

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Jackie Carroll
#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?

#WomensMonth: Illiteracy rates among women are falling: why isn't this good news?[Jackie Carroll] Functional illiteracy rates in South Africans over the age of 20 are on the decline. But, this doesn't necessarily point to either a satisfactory education system or an equitable employment environment...

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Shan Radcliffe
#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up

#CSIMonth: Providing skills and employment from the Ground Up[Shan Radcliffe] Skills development and job creation not-for-profit Learn to Earn South Africa has been offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to the unemployed in underprivileged communities for almost 30 years...

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Shan Radcliffe
#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth

#YouthMonth: Some are old, some are new, some are business, some are youth[Shan Radcliffe] Educational success has always relied on two factors - the students' willingness to learn, and a teacher's ability to teach. The art of teaching, however, is multi-faceted and it's a continual process - something ORT SA understands all too well, as it looks to provide and support education at a variety of levels...

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Shan Radcliffe
#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential

#YouthMonth: Creating solid foundations to unleash unlimited potential[Shan Radcliffe] A structured and stable education in the early years is crucial to giving children the best developmental start to life. Unfortunately, not all South African children have access to a good early childhood education, but NPO, The Unlimited Child, is looking to change that...

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Shan Radcliffe
#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves

#YouthMonth: Teaching our children to love themselves[Shan Radcliffe] Writer, entrepreneur and mother, Anita Telle believes the greatest lesson we can teach our children is how to accept and love themselves, and has written a few books to help us do so...

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Shan Radcliffe
School's out for Dik Wednesday

School's out for Dik Wednesday[Shan Radcliffe] BREAKING NEWS: Yes, Capetonian parents, it's true. Our kids have just earned themselves the equivalent of a USA 'snow day', courtesy of the 'Monster Storm' that's predicted to make landfall in Cape Town late this evening, as the Western Cape Education Department has announced that all schools shall remain closed tomorrow...

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Shan Radcliffe
#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content

#AfricaMonth: Bridging the education gap with learner-created content[Shan Radcliffe] Presto Academy was born from two university students' recognition of their peers struggle to make the transition between high school and varsity, and their willingness to help them...

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Shan Radcliffe
#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science

#AfricaMonth: Exploring Africa's perspectives on knowledge and science[Shan Radcliffe] Following the official opening of the University of Johannesburg's African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, I caught up with Professor Alex Broadbent, the executive dean of the Faculty of Humanities, to find out a bit more about the development of the centre and its research...

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Shan Radcliffe
#BrandManagerMonth: Branding the teacher

Shan Radcliffe[Shan Radcliffe] For every group of successful brand managers, there is a lecturer, professor, teacher or mentor who taught them the tricks of the trade...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Shan Radcliffe
Educating through a whole new print medium

Educating through a whole new print medium[Shan Radcliffe] In order to encourage young disadvantaged learners to read and gain a better grasp of the language more quickly, this group of UCT Upstarts developed an innovative solution, using cheap and readily available printing systems, to produce relevant stories and news...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Shan Radcliffe
#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista

#WhenIGrowUp: How to become a FAN-shionista[Shan Radcliffe] The brand-new Johannesburg-based fashion design college, Fashion Academy Network (FAN), has opened its admission doors for its first intake of students in 2018...

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Jessica Tennant
Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge

Jonathan Lun wins SingularityU's Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge[Jessica Tennant] Last week saw Jonathan Lun win the judges' vote at the final pitch event for the 2017 SingularityU Southern Africa Global Impact Challenge...

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Peter Horszowski
When Google already knows the answer you have to change the question - Pert Industrials

When Google already knows the answer you have to change the question[Peter Horszowski] Education simply has to go beyond mere facts. It has to be subtle, creative, dynamic and innovative. In truth, education needs that special, indefinable quality that only a human can provide. If you don't believe me, ask Google...

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