Most people have no idea that the stories inside our heads determine much of what we notice in the world or how we string our observations together to make meanings of them. This suggests that stories that are invisible to us define a good deal of what we experience, so we continue to live these
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
One of the goals stated in the National Development Plan (NDP) is for 90% of grades 3, 6 and 9 learners to achieve 50% or more in annual national assessments for literacy, mathematics and science by 2030. When asked whether they feel this goal is realistic, only 26% of South African graduate professionals said yes.
In South Africa, research suggests that as many as 12% of university students experience anything from moderate to severe symptoms of depression. And 15% report moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety. One study found that as many as 24.5% of a large sample of South African students reported some form of suicidal ideation in the
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
With the expectation that one in four young African students—or 66 million—will be enrolled in a private school by 2021, the potential for investment and impact in the sector has “rarely been greater,” a new report declares. The report, from the investment and advisory firm Caerus Capital, notes that the huge demographic shift in the
If universities want to encourage better learning, a new study indicates they could do well to restructure their classroom timetables. Using a sample of first- and second-year college students at the University of Nevada-Reno in the US and Britain’s Open University, a group of researchers analyzed students’ cognitive performance throughout the day and found that