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Schools receive nearly 1 Million rand in prizes and incentives

On Friday 31 September, Alexei du Bois, a teacher at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School received a brand new Kia Rio 1.4 worth R165,000 in what became the culmination of the EvaluNet GetAhead “Win A Car” Competition. EvaluNet, a Cape Town-based educational software developer, ran an exciting competition with 101 schools across the country earlier this […]

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The importance of failure

Yesterday evening I went to my twelve year old son’s parent evening. Not a single teacher had anything negative to say about his progress. He is bright, working hard and achieving an A aggregate. He received a wonderful report, and I should have been very happy, but I wasn’t.

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Curating knowledge: Why structured learning succeeds

By Anna Malczyk The advent of the internet heralded the “information age”, a time when vast quantities of human knowledge were available to anyone with a computer and internet connection. For education, the potential seemed endless: anybody could read and publish anything, meaning that anybody could teach and be taught. However, access did not equal […]

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The BEST Teacher Ever!

There’s a story from many years ago of a primary school teacher. Her name was Mrs. Thompson and as she stood in front of her fifth grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children a lie. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said she loved them all the same. But that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

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Universities drive open learning online

By Anna Malczyk Universities are revered institutions of higher learning and many people consider the education they provide to be essential to self-improvement, meaningful employment and the upliftment of society. Unfortunately, many universities have limited resources, have prohibitive fees and are physically rooted to a single locale, making attendance for the vast majority of the […]

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