NWU approached by Umalusi to assist in developing standards across sectors in Hospitality studies, Consumer Studies and Tourism

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Prof. Mary Grosser and Dr Magda Kloppers were invited by Dr Celia Booyse, Curriculum Manager at Umalusi (Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training), to take part in a discussion meeting with various other stakeholders, namely SACA (South African Chefs Association), IACESA (International Association for Cognitive Education in Southern Africa), NDT (National Department of Tourism), FEDHASA (South African Hospitality Industry), DBE (Department of Basic Education), (CES: Tourism,...

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NWU Vaal Seeking holistic development for learners

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

It is not ‘education as usual’ at the Vaal Triangle Campus of North­West University (NWU). Prof  Mary  Grosser,  together  with  Prof  Mirna  Nel,  heads  up  a  new  sub­programme  within  the  Optentia Research  Focus  Area  located  on  this  campus  dedicated  to  researching  better  ways  to  provide  holistic education in diverse classrooms. ( Full article...

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NWU­ Vaal: Helping schools to become thinking communities

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News | Comments Off on NWU­ Vaal: Helping schools to become thinking communities

As the world becomes more complex and demanding, many educators recognise that preparing learners for life after school must include an education that provides the necessary tools to engage in lifelong learning. The  Schools  as  Thinking  Communities  project  of  the  Vaal  Triangle  Campus  of  North­West  University  (NWU) aims  to  train  and  support  South  African  pre­service  and  in­service  teachers  to  apply  and  infuse  well­ established  approaches  to  the  teaching  of  thinking  skills  and ...

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Lego idea Conference – Denmark

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Billund, Denmark I had the privilege to attend the 2015 Lego Idea Conference (13-15 April 2015), which was hosted by the Lego Foundation at Hotel Legoland in Billund, a small town in Jutland, Denmark, which is the home of the LEGO Group and the Legoland theme park. ( Full article...

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