Archive for March, 2015

Introducing two young technopreneurs

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Introducing two young technopreneurs

The website mashable.com recently reminded its readers that when technology is used effectively in the classroom, it can foster ingenuity.

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St Andrew’s (Eco) School for Girls: Our road to Diamond status

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St Andrew’s (Eco) School for Girls: Our road to Diamond status

By Rowan Wepener and Caterina Cannone St Andrew’s School for Girls in Senderwood, Johannesburg, in Gauteng, has been part of the WESSA Eco- Schools Programme since 2004.1 In this article, we would like to share our projects with other schools that may be wondering how to ‘go green’. St Andrew’s achieved International Eco-School recognition when […]

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Learning to live a greener life at St Francis College

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Learning to live a greener life at St Francis College

At first glance, St Francis College in the Eastern Cape, near St Francis Bay, looks like many other small, rural, independent schools.

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The once and future teacher

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The once and future teacher

BY TOMER DORON Software is eating up education. Ubiquity of connected devices, school budget pressures and dependency on the publishing industry make American education a ripe target for software-based disruption. As a result, an increasing number of software companies have been founded in recent years around the idea of making digital education smarter, cheaper and […]

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Saving the planet pays!

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Saving the planet pays!

‘Green schooling’ is not a new idea.

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Can your school go carbon neutral?

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Can your school go carbon neutral?

Many schools around the globe are determined to achieve carbon neutral status. Explains online news service Worldcrunch.com, “That means removing as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as you put in.”

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Hail the young green heroes

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Hail the young green heroes

Why not challenge the learners in your school to become green heroes and heroines in 2015?

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‘The journey that matters’: Beaulieu College’s Euro Writing Safari 2015

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‘The journey that matters’: Beaulieu College’s Euro Writing Safari 2015

I once made the mistake of joining a school ‘academic’ tour of the United States – forty-four students, four teachers and twenty-seven days of students’ blithe indifference to the rich culture around them.

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Broad benefits: put the stress on science

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Broad benefits: put the stress on science

In northern American schools, social studies and government classrooms discuss civics throughout the school year.

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Giving poetry life: a new competition to celebrate poets and poetry

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Giving poetry life: a new competition to celebrate poets and poetry

The rains down in Africa drummed a new rhythm on 18 September 2014 when Poetry for LifeTM was launched at Somerset College, in the majestic Helderberg Basin in the Western Cape.

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Getting to grips with our languages

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Getting to grips with our languages

Tessa Dowling, a senior lecturer in the African languages section, School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town, took a break from her regular column in Independent Education last year. In this edition, she once again explores the richness of African life and languages.

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