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History teaching has great value, but syllabi are inadequate

A great need for people trained in local and regional history exists across South Africa. This conclusion was reached by the historian and writer Dr Dan Sleigh and he shared it with those who attended the 17thannual conference of the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT), hosted by Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Education at […]

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Faculty of Education seminar programme: 7 September

The Faculty of Education seminar programme invites you to its next seminar, on Friday 7 September at 14.00. The speaker is Prof Carol D Lee (Northwestern University, USA). Topic: Soaring Above the Clouds, Delving the Ocean’s Depths: Understanding the Ecologies of Human Learning and the Challenge for Education Science. (Her paper is attached.  We invite you to […]

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Academic receives medal in acknowledgement of his work in Geography

The gold medal that he received from the Society of South African Geographers was achieved on the shoulders of others – people like his parents and family, colleagues and people who, along with him, dedicate their lives to trying to create a better future for everyone through education. So says Prof Peter Beets of the […]

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New Meridians: Social Education and Citizenship in a Critical Geography (31 August)

Topic: New Meridians - Social Education and Citizenship in a Critical Geography. Please read the paper before the meeting. Find it here. By: Prof Rob Helfenbein (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). Prof Helfenbein is Associate Director of the Centre for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME). He earned his Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of North Carolina […]

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Publishing house honours SU research associate

Dr Ruth Albertyn, a research associate of the Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Faculty of Education has been awarded the 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Emerald Publishers Literati Network. This was for excellence in her work on reviewing articles for the International Journal for Researcher Development (IJRD) in 2011.

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Seminar by Prof Jane Kenway and Prof Debbie Epstein: Staying ahead of the game

Dear colleagues / post graduate students We hereby invite you to the first Faculty of Education seminar for this semester, organised by the Faculty’s seminar organising committee (Proff Cornelissen, Fataar and Reddy). The Friday seminar space is meant to showcase cutting edge scholarship, whether by local, national or international scholars.  Ideally, papers will be circulated […]

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Motivated teachers help schools perform better

Underperforming schools can perform better if principals and teachers are motivated to bring about the necessary changes. This was the view of Professor Jan Heystek of the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University (SU) in his inaugural lecture in SU’s CG Cillié Building on Tuesday (25 October). According to Heystek, principals must motivate teachers to […]

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Environmental Education key to ecological sustainability

Environmental Education can help us reverse some of the current ecological problems, said Prof Chris Reddy of the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University (SU) in his inaugural lecture in SU’s GG Cillié Building on Tuesday (13 September). According to Reddy, Environmental Education is one of the social agencies through which the transformation to an […]

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Postdoctoral research fellowship: Faculty of Education

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Department of Education Policy Studies Faculty of Education Scope of research: A postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of philosophy of education is available in the Department of Education Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University. The successful candidate will be expected to do theoretical/conceptual research on education for democratic citizenship in […]

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Non-racist society only possible if people work together and change their mindsets

“The word racism does not exist in my vocabulary. For me, racism died in 1994. Today it is no longer the colour of your skin that separates us, but rather our differences in cultures.” These powerful and insightful words were spoken by Moegammat Ali Waghid (15),  one of the learners attending the panel discussion, jointly […]

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Closing date for science expo drawing near

Prospective young scientists should hurry if they still want to enter their projects for the annual Stellenbosch regional competition of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists! Schools in the Boland, on the West Coast, in the Overberg, in the Southern Cape and in parts of the Karoo have only until 6 August to send in […]

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Schools invited to work sessions on Stellenbosch science expo

Schools still considering participating for the first time in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists’ Stellenbosch regional competition later this year can now obtain more information on this at work sessions in Stellenbosch on 21 April and in Moorreesburg on 28 May. These work sessions are aimed at both teachers and learners interested in the […]

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Acquire the art of remembering, graduates told; honorary doctorates awarded

Acquire the art of remembering, graduates told; honorary doctorates awarded

“A graduation is a deep symbolic ritual in which all the memories of your student years are bundled up together – all the sweet and the bitter, the hardship and the joy, the stress and the fun. It is also an important moment for those who are closest to you.” These were the words of […]

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