03 mars 2019

Taking stock of postgraduate students in open and distance learning institutions

The ConversationHigh graduation rates are essential for innovation in modern industrialised societies. This is particularly true for postgraduate degrees. That’s because people who hold postgraduate qualifications have acquired the skills and knowledge that underpin the modern knowledge economy. More...

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Migrant children buck the trend when it comes to mother tongue teaching

The ConversationSchool success amongst immigrant children is not the norm. However a small percentage do manage. Some even outperform locals. What can we learn from their experiences. More...

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What “decolonised education” should and shouldn’t mean

The ConversationUniversity 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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Why embracing indigenous languages could have major benefits for Kenya

The ConversationKenya is a multilingual country with over 42 different indigenous languages. In addition, foreign languages are used by minorities in major towns and in some learning institutions. The most dominant foreign language is English which is an official language alongside Kiswahili. More...

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It’s time to rethink how foreign languages are taught at universities

The ConversationMany people underestimate the difficulty involved in learning a language. This is because language acquisition goes beyond comprehension. It also involves socialisation and emotion. The high level of personal engagement this requires is even more challenging at South African universities, where students are struggling to meet the demands of academic life.
This situation has compelled many educators such as myself, teaching in the field of French and Francophone studies at Witwatersrand University, to reflect on our teaching practice. More...

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South Africa is failing the rights of children to education and health

The ConversationIs South Africa regularly denying children their right to access education as well as health care on the grounds either of petty bureaucracy or by a misinterpretation of the country’s laws and international obligations. More...

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Why 'The Future Is Asian' Should Inform Your University's Strategy

By Joshua Kim. Can books start campus conversations?
What is your university’s Asian strategy. More...

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7 Reasons Why I Now Have More Web-Based Than Face-To-Face Meetings

By Joshua Kim. To be sure, I still participate in lots of face-to-face meetings.  There is no substitute for some in-person conversations.  And not everyone wants to meet on their computers with webcams and microphones. More...

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Guest Post: A Definition of Academic Innovation

By Joshua Kim. For most of the past 2500 years innovation was understood with a modifier: political innovation, social innovation, technological innovation, etc. The concept of innovation in general is, more than any other in the 21st Century, the dominant ideology behind educational policy and praxis change. More...

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Thinking About 'Massification of Higher Education Revisited’

By Joshua Kim. Why we may be at peak U.S. college, but we are decidedly not at peak global higher education. More...

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