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Education in SA is yearning for change

Dr Motladi Setlhako of Unisa's College of Education says Covid-19 has given the nation a wake-up call. 4IR will bring with it a new world of work and today's teachers have to prepare our youth for this environment. This means an accelerated programme of professional development for educators has to be introduced. Read more

Keeping alive conversations on critical issues

The outbreak of Covid-19 has created serious challenges for education and we need to resort to new ways of thinking and engaging, said Prof Moeketsi Letseka, incumbent of the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa, at the opening of a new webinar series. Read more

ODeL as a career path is challenging, yet satisfying

Open, distance and e-learning is a niche area that has not been well researched and therefore offers many unique opportunities for Unisans, says Geesje van den Berg, Professor of Curriculum and Instructional Studies in the College of Education. Read more

Unisa committed to developing young academics

Newly NRF-rated Prof Lindelani Mnguni believes that research should not be 'a job' but a passion, something that keeps you awake through the night. "When the playing ground is level, there is so much more that young African scholars can achieve." Read more

Teacher duo graduate together

"We are husband and wife, we are friends, we are study mates, we are educators, we teach same subjects, we did same honours degrees and we are 2020 graduates. We are the Lekoanas." This married couple share their journey on how they 'did together' at Unisa to shape their futures. Read more

Dinosaurs can become digital

A 69-year-old retired educator masters online teaching delivery through a CEDU Open Education Resources project, proving that it's never too late to learn at Unisa, the leader in open, distance and e-learning. Read more

Minimising learning disruptions in a time of Covid-19

Education departments and policymakers have looked at distance and online learning as an option for ensuring the continuity of education during the lockdown period, says Unisa's Prof Mpine Makoe. Read more

Nourishing sisterhood in social distancing

Unisan Tumelo Motaung from the College of Education is using her spare time in lockdown to catch up on friends and her reading. She tells us how she and Ngozi Chukura, from Gaborone, connected over reading books by bell hooks. Read more

Pushing the boundaries where early childhood matters

"I contest universalised assumptions of who young children are," says Prof Hasina Banu Ebrahim, an NRF C1-rated researcher from the College of Education, Unisa. Read more

A wordsmith going places

Unisa for me, is a leadership institution; it teaches one both independence and teamwork skills, says Musa Masombuka, a 22-year-old poet, literature enthusiast and third-year student enrolled for a Bachelor of Education degree. Read more