10 octobre 2017

A South African perspective on what makes a great teacher

A South African perspective on what makes a great teacher
Kathy McKnight, Pearson, 2015/12/30
There's plenty of evidence that the main premise of this article - "no factor is more important to education standards than the quality of the teacher" - is false. More...

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Subsidy withdrawals may follow predatory publishing probe

The Department of Higher Education and Training will probe claims about predatory publishing, and could withdraw subsidies paid out for the academic articles in question, writes Bekezela Phakathi for BDLive. More...

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Virtual university takes off

The Virtual University of Senegal, which has catered for 14,000 students during its first three years, will have a student roll of more than 20,000 in the new academic year. More...

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Universities start to play catch-up in innovation drive

By Laeed Zaghlami. After many years of lethargy, inertia and bureaucracy, universities and higher education centres and institutions are pushing a new approach to higher education – one that is based more heavily on innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with private and public companies. More...

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Optimising the contribution of HE in the SADC region

By Sharon Dell. The Southern African Regional Universities Association is pushing for closer alignment between the Southern African Development Community, or SADC, and the regional universities body as a way of ensuring that universities – as knowledge producers and developers of human capacity – play a more active role in the implementation of regional development strategies and build institutional capacities. More...

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US$75 million student accommodation project kicks off

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi. Infrastructure finance house, the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, has commissioned the construction of student hostels for the state-owned National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city. More...

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University lecturers unhappy with strike talks outcome

By Tunde Fatunde. The suspension of industrial action by university teachers on the basis of mere promissory notes from the government and a lack of resolution on outstanding issues is proving to be a bitter pill to swallow for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. More...

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University shuts down indefinitely over student protests

By Gilbert Nakweya. The University of Nairobi, Kenya’s largest and oldest institution of higher learning, has been shut indefinitely following student unrest over allegations of police brutality. More...

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Universities pool resources to fight common diseases

By Christabel Ligami. A new university initiative has been launched targeting health research areas that receive minimal support from international donors in the East Africa region, but have a devastating effect on local populations. More...

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Optimising the contribution of higher education in the SADC region

By Sharon Dell – Africa Editor. In Africa Features, Sharon Dell reports on a bid by the Southern African Regional Universities Association to achieve greater alignment with SADC – the Southern African Development Community – as a way of ensuring that universities play a more active role in the implementation of regional development strategies, while Laeed Zaghlami gives an upbeat account of what Algerian universities are doing to become more innovative.
In News from around the continent, Kudzai Mashininga reports on the progress made by Zimbabwean science universities in reverting to their core mandates of STEM-focused education in accordance with government pressure, while Gilbert Nakweya reports on the indefinite closure of the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and Christabel Ligami writes about a new East African university collaboration to fight diseases afflicting local communities.
In our Special Report centred on the recent 11th Annual University of KwaZulu-Natal Higher Education Conference held in Durban, Nicola Jenvey highlights, among a selection of articles, the ongoing importance of decolonisation in debates around South African higher education.
In a quarterly series on Academic Corruption, published by University World News in partnership with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation/CHEA International Quality Group, Brendan O’Malley reports on a study being conducted into what quality assurance and accreditation bodies are doing to tackle academic corruption around the world. More...

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