18 février 2017

What “decolonised education” should and shouldn’t mean

The ConversationBy . University students in very different countries – South Africa, England and the US – argue that it’s time to decolonise higher education. What does this mean? What would acquiescing to the students’ push mean for research, science and academic collaboration. More...

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“Design thinking” can prepare graduates for the real working world

The ConversationBy . At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they’re using the colourful blocks to design a prototype. More...

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South African universities: common problems but no common solutions

The ConversationBy . Students at South Africa’s universities are starting the 2017 academic year with unfinished business: demands dating back to the middle of 2015 that include scrapping tuition fees and decolonising higher education. More...

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Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

The ConversationBy . If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those cosy times when they were cuddled up with a parent or grandparent, being read a story. More...

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Better note-taking can help students who struggle with English

The ConversationBy  and . Starting a university degree can be something of a culture shock. Students enter university after spending years in a closely structured school learning environment. They discover that there’s a different expectation in higher education: the onus of learning falls mostly on them. More...

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What South Africa can do about youth unemployment in the short run

The ConversationBy  and . South Africa’s youth unemployment rates are now considered to be chronic. The latest figures show that about 48% of South Africans between 15 and 34 were unemployed in the third quarter of 2016. More...

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Why global education rankings don’t reveal the whole picture

The ConversationBy  and . Country rankings in international education tests – such as PISA and TIMSS – are often used to compare and contrast education systems across a range of countries. But it isn’t always an even playing field. More...

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Education behind bars: why university students are learning alongside prisoners

The ConversationBy . With reports of increasing violence and drug use, along with high levels of suicide and a lack of staff, prisons in the UK are currently seen to be in a state of crisis. More...

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University staff table solutions to the crisis on South Africa’s campuses

The ConversationBy . While we support students’ demands, we cannot perpetuate a culture of impunity. We declare our support for restorative justice for students facing disciplinary actions or criminal charges. More...

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What universities are doing to help Syria’s lost generation

The ConversationBy . Since 2011 nearly 5m people have fled Syria, creating one of the biggest refugee exoduses in recent history – and the number continues to grow. Globally, millions more have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution – latest figures indicate that there are an estimated 65m displaced people across the world. More...

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