Pandor concerned by high drop-out rate at SA universities

Reference Tuesday 29 May 2018 - 10:20am JOHANNESBURG – Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has expressed concerns about the number of drop-outs at universities. She was responding to a report calling for an urgent need to address the problem at institutions of higher learning. See more ...

7 key phrases Montessori teachers use and why we should use them, too

Reference: by Christina Clemer Url: Date: 20 October 2017 Montessori can be hard to sum up in just a few words—it is a philosophy on education and child development that runs deep. It’s a way of seeing the world. I think one of the easiest ways to get an idea for what Montessori means is 

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The second Institutional Research Conference, under the auspices of the Siyaphumelela Project and Institutional Research, was hosted by the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Institutional Planning Unit, at the Coastlands on the Ridge from 29 to 30 August 2017. The Siyaphumelela (We Succeed) project looked at student success through the data lens, and ways to 

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How important it is to have a degree in South Africa’s current economy

Staff Writer at BusinessTech 27 August 2017 Only four in ten people of working age have a job, with the situation only expected to worsen within the coming years, according to a new report by Statistics South Africa and the Institute for Race Relations. These figures are especially low when compared to many similar economies, while the figure is lowest 

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PhD Students: Time to Make Them University Employees?

Universities around the world looking closely at employment rights and research engagement of doctoral candidates. The benefits of treating PhD students as university employees, an issue under consideration by some institutions in the UK and US, have been spotlighted by the recent completion of reforms in Sweden. Changes to the law in Sweden, implementing an 

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Article of the Day: How to Deal with Boring or Mundane Tasks

Use your curiosity to enjoy activities such as washing dishes and organizing. Character strengths have been referred to as our hidden superpowers, as our natural energy sources, and as our best, innermost qualities that make us human. What might surprise you is that your character strengths are more versatile than you realize. It’s obvious that 

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