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Press Releases from African Education Week (6 total)

African Education Week and Career Indaba ready to make a difference again

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, Engineering, and Mathematics **OERs = open educational resources African Education Week Annual Convention and Learning Expo is the meeting and trading platform for everyone

Macmillan announces diamond sponsorship for African Education Week

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, Group Marketing and Macmillan Teacher Campus Manager, “it is a quality platform for all those involved in education where we can share, learn from each other

African Education Week looks at how to meet the skills demand in the workplace

One of the key issues facing 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 some 1600 education professionals for the largest education convention and expo on the continent. Says Claire O'Connell: "it is vital that

Focus on safety in schools and universities at African Education Week

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. Importance of a

Technology in the South African classroom: Microsoft's Xbox Kinect uses games to …

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 Africa School Technology Innovation Centre, will present a workshop about the study, which is a world first, at the upcoming African Education Week in Johannesburg from 6-8

Macmillan trains thousands of South African teachers to teach English as First A …

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 be introduced in Grade 1 in 2012 as part of the new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS), we realised that teachers urgently