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Why African board games should be introduced into the classroom

Rebecca Y. Bayeck When most of us think about learning, we imagine a teacher and a classroom. In reality most of the things we know,...

Matric results: Is our education system delivering? No, say experts.

Thabo Mohlala ANALYSIS The 2017 matric results have elicited animated debates and a wide range of views from various political parties, teacher unions and some education...

Here’s why South Africa has a reading crisis and what can be done about it

Peter Rule The teacher stands in front of her Grade 4 class. The 45 nine and ten-year-olds are crammed together at desks, huddled over shared...

How collaboration between established and disadvantaged schools can better South Africa’s education system

Alan Stuart I was the HOD Intermediate Phase at John Wesley School, connected to Pinetown Methodist Church near Durban. John Wesley Pinetown had been established...

The resilience of South Africa’s universities is being tested to the limit

Professor Ahmed Bawa Universities are resilient institutions. Even so, in the face of ongoing instability and deepening underfunding, South Africa’s institutions of higher learning are...

Classroom Matters: The global education sector needs innovation desperately

Classroom Matters Xolani Majola In this, the first in a series of articles on Classroom Matters, I am trying to highlight the multiplicity of issues attached to...

Zuma will defiantly launch the alternative funding plan as his legacy project

Thabo Mohlala ANALYSIS The release of the Heher Commission report on the funding of tertiary education by President Jacob Zuma yesterday has come late in the...

Why developing countries are particularly vulnerable to predatory journals

Sioux McKenna Every day academics wade through emails riddled with spelling errors promising almost immediate publication of their research. These publications assure the reader that...

Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Nhlanhla Mpofu International bodies, politicians, policymakers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the...
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