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Improve teacher education

As a service provider, Unisa trains 52% of SA teachers. Unisa's Prof Elize du Plessis believes that the quality of courses needs to be bettered to assist student teachers in becoming competent and reflective practitioners. Read more

Help deprived learners

With extra coaching supplemented by a study camp event a fortnight before the final examination, matrics can receive guidance through cognitive engagement with subject content, supplemented by physical and emotional support, says Unisa's Prof Hettie van der Merwe. Read more

Re-centring African languages

In her inaugural lecture, Prof Vivian Manyike argues for the equalisation and shared use of languages in higher education in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning in South Africa. Read more

Unisa to tutor 72 000 teachers in new school subject

The university will partner with the DBE by making available its 24 ICT laboratories throughout the country to train educators in coding. Read more

Unisa Giyani Service Centre open day a hit with locals

"The opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face about the different academic programmes and what they involve is absolutely vital to making the best study choices." Read more

Tateni success story continues

Tateni, a community engagement project in the Department of Psychology of Education, recently hosted an out-of-school youth and new matric student workshop at the Vlakfontein Secondary School in Mamelodi. Read more

The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher

“I am where I am because I had good teachers.” Buti Manamela, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, was speaking at a Unisa celebration to mark annual UN World Teachers’ Day. Read more

Make school management more integrated and inclusive

“Every primary school should strive to build a sustainable relationship with parents in order to achieve quality education, especially for developing countries,” said newly capped PhD Wakjira Gorman Mekonnen, Ethiopian MP, at his graduation at Unisa. Read more

Unisa academic develops new theory to teach technology education

CEDU’s Prof Tomé Mapotse’s Technology Education Cascading Theory has been published on the global information systems Springer Technology Education publications domain. Read more

Embracing open distance e-learning and multiple discourses

Prof Narend Baijnath, CHE CEO, spoke at CEDU’s seventh annual Teacher Education at a Distance Conference about the challenges faced by ODeL institutions when managing the task of educating teachers in an ever-changing, digitising world. Read more