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Learning from the land

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Learning from the land

On 8 May 2011, Kamoka Bush School officially opened in Limpopo, outside Modimolle (Nylstroom). It’s a two-and-a-half hour drive from Johannesburg to this outdoor education facility, owned and operated by St Stithians College. Kamoka is a Pedi word meaning ‘all’.

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Go green to graduate

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Go green to graduate

Maryland is the first American state to mandate that students know about environmental issues before they graduate.

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Using technology to reform English language learning

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Using technology to reform English language learning

Much English learning content can now be accessed for free online. However, leaving students to learn in this way can be ineffective and inappropriate. It’s important not only to provide English learning activities and practice, but to sequence these activities in a systematic learning path. Student activities also need to be tested and monitored.

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What say you?

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What say you?

Here’s your chance to weigh in on a ‘green’ debate applicable to some teachers. Let us know what you think of these opinions from USA based blogger Susan Graham

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No fracking please, we’re French

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No fracking please, we’re French

Many South African Life Science teachers will have tackled the issue of the proposal to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – a controversial technique for extracting natural gas from shale rock deposits – in the Karoo.

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Turning the globe green

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Turning the globe green

Peace Corps volunteer Laura Kutner spearheaded a movement to improve school infrastructure in Granados, Guatemala, by recycling discarded, empty plastic bottles.

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Eco-education in the Wolkberg Wilderness

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Eco-education in the Wolkberg Wilderness

Worldwide, one of the responses to the threat of climate change and biodiversity loss is to move towards more environmentally friendly methods of gardening.

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Kingsway Christian School

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Kingsway Christian School

Imagine a situation in Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, where a Grade 1 pupil, full of excitement and expectation on her first day of school, is crammed into a poorly lit container with 60 peers. Now, expect of her to learn to read and write in a language foreign to her mother’s tongue, and comprehend the foundations of Mathematics.

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To partner or to patronise?

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To partner or to patronise?

I may be opening up a can of worms by putting these thoughts out there. (Or maybe a can of non-perishable foodstuffs that could be donated to the needy. With a blanket thrown in, to ease my winter conscience.)

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A ‘brand’ new Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School

| October 14, 2011 | 3 Comments
A ‘brand’ new Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School

Daryl Bennewith knows about branding. Managing Director at Red Sky, the communications and brand solutions arm of TBWA/Hunt Lascaris based in Durban, he agrees that 10 years ago, the marketing landscape looked very different.

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Theories of Educational Leadership and Management (4th Edition)

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Theories of Educational Leadership and Management (4th Edition)

This book, now in its fourth edition, has established itself as the predominant text for reviewing key perspectives that underpin theories of educational leadership. As in previous editions, Tony Bush writes in an accessible and informative way. It is to his credit that he can encompass a review of divergent theories with balance and impartiality. So many writers rather tediously paraphrase Bourdieu as the answer to all theoretical issues!

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