College of Education

CE thrives in an ODeL institution

Unisa’s College of Education inaugural community engagement showcase illustrates how projects are able to use a variety of multimedia resources, such as MS Teams, video sharing, audio, reading, and interactive content, such as the Google Classroom, to reconfigure activities to remote learning and engagement experiences for beneficiaries. Read more

Let your hands do the talking

Unisa opened a webinar series in support of the South African Sign Language Charter, launched by the Pan South African Language Board, to promote the recognition of the 12th official language at the university, not only for communication, but for curriculum and professional purposes. Read more

At the proverbial fork in the road

The eighth virtual research seminar held by the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa considered the issues involved in moving from challenges to opportunities and asked the question: What will become our "new normal" for teaching and learning in an ODL framework? Read more

Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future

Delivering her address at the Unisa College of Education World Teachers' Day 2020 celebration, CEO of the South African Council of Educators, Ella Mokgalane, said that to empower and capacitate a teacher is to invest in the future of the profession and the nation. Read more

Unbroken and unbowed

"Mine is a story of entry into mining slave labour and slave wages," says Prof Moeketsi Letseka, incumbent of the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa, "but it's a positive story, a story of triumph." He was speaking to Tumelo Motaung on her Facebook blog, A Read Black Girl.
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Encouraging women in the STEM academic space

Unisa's Prof Zingiswa Jojo from the College of Education is leading the charge to increase the number of girls studying mathematics in high school so they can pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related courses at tertiary level.
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Refining a career in open, distance and e-learning

As a postdoctoral fellow in the UNESCO Chair on ODL at Unisa, Dr Mmabaledi Kefilwe Seeletso says you cannot practise something that you have not learnt. You have to adopt a tendency of earning while learning, so that you can appreciate the uniqueness of this philosophy.”
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Invisible women, invisible problems

Unisa's Dr Sizakele Matlabe drew attention to her latest research findings on the plight of widows when she was interviewed on The Kings Suite by Metro FM.
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Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more

Education in SA is yearning for change

Dr Motladi Setlhako of Unisa's College of Education says Covid-19 has given the nation a wake-up call. 4IR will bring with it a new world of work and today's teachers have to prepare our youth for this environment. This means an accelerated programme of professional development for educators has to be introduced. Read more