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While schools around the country opened on Tuesday, learners from North West high school are recovering from an unsettling incident when the bus they were travelling on exploded over the past weekend.

 


The approach to the opening of schools in South Africa will remain staggered with coastal and inland schools beginning their respective school years on different dates.


Over a period of 12 months, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies. 


The South African economy will not be able to remain globally competitive if it does not move away from Victorian-era, rote learning systems and embrace education methods that are tailored for the new digital future of work.


The Matric class of 2021 is writing its final examinations facing an unprecedented combination of challenges, including a potential fourth wave of Covid-19, loadshedding, lack of access to basic services and internet connectivity, and the fears that come with the news that they will be required to write their exams either in-venue or at ‘special isolation venues’ if they were exposed to the virus.


Network provider, MTN has launched a new online school for learners across South Africa. The launch of the online school was announced on Thursday as part of a collaboration between MTN and the Department of Basic Education.


The matric exams are just around the corner, and this is, as often as not, an equally stressful time for parents. As they bear witness to their child navigating through this challenging finale to school life, parents can feel uncertain of their role and ambivalent about whether they should lean in or back off. Over the coming weeks, parents can be triggered by memories of their past exam experiences or consumed by their hopes and fears for their child.


As the academic year approaches its climax, students around the country will be writing exams in order to demonstrate what they've learned over the past year.


This has happened to all of us – and still does to some of us in our dreams! You’ve been studying hard for your economics final assessment, but when you walk into your exam, your mind goes blank. As you read the question paper, you notice your sweaty palms and a rapid heartbeat. Sound familiar? Then your results perhaps do not reflect your true abilities.


School is rooted in tradition, and all too often we, as parents, look to nurture our connection with our growing and increasingly independent children through them having a similar educational experience to us. This might have worked for past generations. However, the seismic changes in our world accelerated by relentless tech innovation over the recent decades have fundamentally disrupted this particular flow of tradition.


A second Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) has opened in Cape Town, pushing the total number of these Engen backed schools to 10 across South Africa. 


The massive change our world has experienced these past two years, and the fact that the future will be very different from anything we have come to know, means that it has become crucial that the way we think about teaching and learning in the Pre-School Phase is reconsidered, an education expert says.


Emotional agility, another new requirement evolving from the pandemic, refers to one’s ability to positively experience thoughts, emotions and events and allows people to understand how certain emotions will affect their behaviour.


As Grade 11s head into the final quarter of the year after the holidays, they are advised to use the coming months before they start their final year of school to implement a strategy that will smooth their Matric journey and ensure maximum success, an education expert says.


Earlier this month, the Department of Basic Education released the official Matric Final Exam Timetable, outlining the final stretch for thousands of Matric learners in our country.


When it comes to the future of education, you may think that teaching children to be more technologically-minded is the way forward, and while developing this critical skill for a 4IR world is incredibly important, more and more value is being placed on school-leavers who can operate in creative, flexible and empathetic ways.


We can no longer talk about literacy and numeracy without also talking about digital literacy. 


South Africa’s biggest and most trusted homeschooling provider, Impaq, is launching a new online school at a time when demand for distance education continues to grow rapidly.


The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga has announced that departments will intensify the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools around South Africa. She hopes that this will provide young women with empowering information that is age-appropriate.


With online teaching hastened by the coronavirus, teachers have had to convert face-to-face teaching into remote classes with minimum resources and time.

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