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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

Practical solutions to complex concerns

Dr Itumeleng Setlhodi from the College of Education, one of three Unisa 2019 Women in Research Award winners, asserts that research in education should be informed by real issues focusing on African ways to address South African problems. Read more

"Think locally, act globally"

During his visit to Unisa, Prof Raj Sashti, a Fulbright Specialist from the Georgia Institute for Technology in Atlanta, said that it was important for leaders in education to prepare and assist students to participate in world issues. Read more

Progressive research to transform education

Prof Mogamat Davids, one of the recipients of the Unisa 2019 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research, is integrating teacher education and ICT by developing a 4IR solution to the assessment of the teaching practicum. Read more

Are protests affecting the mental health of students?

Watch what Unisa's Dr Monkie Moseki had to say at a recent interview on eNCA. Read more

Zethu Nkosi leads by example

The winner of the 2019 Women in Research Leadership Award specialises in leadership and management, with staff retention and job satisfaction as niche areas. Read more

Unisa academic elected on CHE-HEQAC

Unisa’s Dr Lineo Rose Johnson has been elected to serve on the Council on Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee. Read more