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The finalists in the inaugural African EduWeek Awards have been announced, showcasing the most innovative and life-changing projects, organisations, companies, teachers and education professionals who have been responsible for pioneering new frontiers, pushing boundaries, for inspiring others and for... - June 28, 2015
“The key to Via Afrika’s content development is that material – be it print or digital – must meet the needs of users while changing the way they learn. Our eLearning material aims at moving beyond only augmenting what happens in the classroom, to transforming the way education... - June 25, 2015
The South African technology company Ambit’s innovative solar powered classroom is poised to provide “off-grid” electricity and connectivity to rural classrooms and help teachers overcome the pitfalls of load shedding. It not only harnesses the continent’s most abundant resource,... - June 20, 2015
“Teachers and educators inspire and motivate learners and students on a daily basis. At African EduWeek we give teachers the opportunity to be inspired and gain new knowledge with free-to-attend educational training and development, with topics ranging from sex education, to school finance to e-learning... - June 18, 2015
The ninth annual SABC Education African EduWeek plans to once again address pertinent issues and urgent challenges in the education sector and more than 90 expert speakers will be on hand to address the more than 3500 teachers and education professionals who are expected at the Gallagher Convention Centre in July. - June 14, 2015
The country’s leading teachers, suppliers, institutions and education professionals will be recognised and celebrated at the inaugural African EduWeek Awards that will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg on 1 July. - June 11, 2015
Intel, for the second year running, is the diamond sponsor for the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek. The annual conference, now in its ninth year, is back from 1-2 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, with more free-to-attend educational training and development for teachers, providing a futuristic look at teaching with even more suppliers with the latest classroom technology and services. - May 07, 2015
SABC Education African EduWeek is back from 1-2 July in a new venue, with more free-to-attend educational training and development for teachers, a futuristic look at teaching and even more suppliers with the latest classroom technology and services. “Last year the event underwent a huge transformation... - April 18, 2015
“It is so worthwhile to come and see what is available in e-learning and classroom technology, it is the only way to move forward,” said Kennia Plaskitt, principal of the Willowmoore High School in Benoni during the SABC Education African EduWeek that took place in Johannesburg earlier this month. - July 21, 2014
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will attend a special function to celebrate China Day at the annual SABC Education African EduWeek at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Thursday, 10 July. The event will celebrate Chinese-South African educational and trade exchange and the festivities... - July 09, 2014
Technology in education, e-learning and empowering teachers to use these in the classroom of the future will be a strong theme at the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek in Johannesburg next week. More than 85 leading suppliers of technology, stationery and content to the education sector will showcase... - July 06, 2014
“I am alarmed by the adamant attitude of some African people of all walks of life in opposing literacy acquisition in the mother tongue,” says Associate Professor Immaculee Harushimana, of Lehman College at the City University of New York and part of an expert panel discussion on literacy strategies at the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek in Johannesburg in July. - June 26, 2014
“If I had had this technology when I was still in school, I would probably have become a heart surgeon,” says 22-year-old Kyle Williams, IT specialist at Edit Microsystems, who provides onsite support to the Athlone School for the Blind in Cape Town. Edit Microsystems will display their groundbreaking technology at the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek. - June 22, 2014
The annual SABC Education African EduWeek is expected to gather some 2000 teachers and education professionals from 10-11 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for an interactive conference and expo that will empower them through expert talks, introductions to classroom technology and... - June 15, 2014
A neurologist who became a classroom teacher will explain how best to stimulate young people’s brains to process information into knowledge and wisdom during the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek in Johannesburg in July. Thousands of teachers and education experts will attend the annual... - June 05, 2014
“A partnership with SABC Education has been a long time ambition for us as this takes our education events, Career Indaba and African EduWeek, to a whole new level and will enable us to reach the hearts and minds of learners, students and teachers everywhere,” says Tanya Jackman, event director... - May 10, 2014
“Integrating technology into teaching and learning has the potential to enable equal access to quality education resources,” says Andre Christian, Education Business Development Manager at Intel. “If we want all the children of South Africa to have access to quality education, it implies... - May 07, 2014
Thousands of teachers and education experts will gather for the annual African EduWeek from 10-11 July in Johannesburg for an interactive conference and expo that will empower them through technology, skills and interaction with their peers. Says African EduWeek event director Tanya Jackman: “We... - April 21, 2014
African EduWeek 2014 returns to Johannesburg as matric results continue to raise questions. "Our educators are the most central element in improving the education system, and they must have access to relevant training to develop and equip their learners with the tools required to succeed in professional and further education environments." This is according to Tanya Jackman, event director of the annual African EduWeek. - January 10, 2014
A wall where expo visitors can write a personal message to former President Nelson Mandela has been constructed at the African Education Week and Career Indaba that is starting at the Sandton Convention Centre tomorrow. Dr Mamphela Ramphele, leader of Agang SA, will deliver the keynote address during... - June 21, 2013
Dr Mamphela Ramphele, leader of Agang SA, will deliver the keynote address during the opening of African Education Week at the Sandton Convention Centre this Thursday, 20 June at 09h00. Thousands of teachers and learners are expected at the seventh annual African Education Week and Career Indaba taking place from Thursday, 20 June until Saturday, 22 June. - June 18, 2013
Thousands of teachers and learners are expected at the seventh annual African Education Week and Career Indaba at the Sandton Convention Centre from Thursday 20 June until Saturday 22 June. The events offer teachers practical courses to improve their classroom and technical skills and learners can attend... - June 13, 2013
“African Education Week provides a platform to air problems and find solutions: such platforms are very important. We have to talk; we have to hear each other. This is the only way to decide on priorities, to agree on solutions, to find real pathways to real quality.” So says independent... - June 07, 2013
With free learning content increasingly becoming available through open access digital platforms, there is growing pressure on the lecturer at higher education institutions to re-think the way they present learning opportunities. “The world is changing and there are different ways of gaining knowledge. - June 01, 2013
“Educators have a sacred duty to nurture talent and inspire every child to become, from all aspects, the best human being possible!” – Dr Mamphela Ramphele, leader of Agang SA, says this will be her message when she delivers the keynote address during the opening session at the upcoming African Education Week at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 20 June. - May 24, 2013
African Education Week to gather experts in Johannesburg in June. - May 02, 2013
Are mobile devices revolutionary or disruptive in a classroom setting? Should IT and social media be used to develop professional learning networks? And can twitter, Facebook and MixIT enhance teaching and learning in the classroom? These are some of the compelling questions that will be discussed during... - April 14, 2013
Leadership in education, technology in the classroom, STEM education*, OERs** and the future of higher education are some of the pressing issues that will be focused on at the annual African Education Week and Career Indaba taking place in Johannesburg from 19-22 June this year. *STEM = Science, Technology,... - February 23, 2013
A record +6000 education professionals and learners attended this year’s African Education Week and Career Indaba, organised by Cape Town based, Spintelligent, which took place at the Sandton International Convention Centre from 2-4 July. “This year we made sure that we catered to everyone... - July 25, 2012
Macmillan South Africa has announced its diamond sponsorship for the 6th annual African Education Week conference and exhibition taking place in Johannesburg in July next year. “African Education Week has grown into the most significant education event on the continent,” says Caren Maree,... - November 16, 2011
One of the key issues facing South African FET colleges and universities is the need to align courses with the demand for skills in the workplace. This is according to Claire O’Connell, project director of the upcoming African Education Week, taking place from 6-8 July in Johannesburg, gathering... - June 17, 2011
The safety of learners, students and staff at South African schools and universities is a growing concern with daily reports of violence, drug abuse, bullying, petty theft, and intimidation by peers. At the annual African Education Week in Johannesburg in July, the education sector will focus on creating a safer and more secure learning environment and also look at technology that is helping to prevent security breaches. - June 02, 2011
Teachers in a South African primary school are using Microsoft’s interactive hands-free gaming systems, Xbox Kinect, to improve English literacy among learners. Microsoft says both learners and teachers have embraced the new technology in the classroom. Victor Ngobeni, Manager of Microsoft’s... - May 27, 2011
More than 8000 teachers in the South African provinces of Gauteng and North West are currently receiving free training from the Macmillan Teacher Campus, a teacher training provider, to assist them in teaching English as a First Additional Language. “As English First Additional Language is to... - May 07, 2011
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