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#TheRoyalPlayground | The Distinction between Homeschooling and Lockdown Learning

Dr Renuka Ramroop | A research associate at the University of Limpopo. Her research focus is on Natural Learning and the impact this approach has on children and society. She writes this articles in her own private capacity.

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the whole world on pause - a rather stressful pause. With many countries in lockdown status, children have been without school for a long period of time. During this period, some schools opted to conduct online schooling. Most children get their work from the schools, and the parents are expected to help the children complete their work at home.

#TheRoyalPlayground | Reopening of schools Is the proposed return to schools not a violation of children right

Interview with Mthokozisi Maphumulo, Associate and Litigation Attorney at Adams & Adams

Last night Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced at a press conference that schools will open on 01 June. There’s been mixed reaction from the public with issues ranging from school’s readiness and if measures have been put in place to address crowding in classes, to parent’s worries if the health of their children has been considered in the decision making. The COVID-19 pandemic has left the public anxious about sending their children back to school. he share insights on whether children's right to life, safe environment and human dignity (Bill of Rights -Section 10, 11 and 24) will not be compromised

#LunchwithTeachers Episode 18

On the previous episode we heard from the CEO of the South African Council for Educators (SACE), Ms Ella Mokgalane, and Dean of Education at the University of the Free State, Prof Loyiso Jita, about how the outbreak will affect the future of teaching. However, the people who work with teachers everyday are the school principals. Today we hear their perspective. We are joined by the President of the South African Principals’ Association and Principal of Camps Bay High School in Cape Town, Mr Dave De Korte and Happy Ntsako Mabunda, Teacher at Giyani High School in Limpomo.

#LunchwithTeachers Episode 16

The world of teaching as we know it will be radically different, how different time will tell. Evaluating some of the scenarios with the experts. We are joined by the CEO of the South African Council for Educators (SACE), Ms Ella Mokgalane & Prof Loyiso Jita the Dean of Education at the University of the Free State as research interests are in teacher change, classroom reform and instructional leadership for the improvement of teaching and learning in science and mathematics education. He worked for a long time in high-quality research, postgraduate student training, and school development work to develop innovative solutions to the challenge of improving science and mathematics education in the country

Brought to you by National Education Collaboration Trust

#LunchwithTeachers Episode 15

This episode is dedicated to Teachers

We have heard many voices from different stakeholders and role players in education and partners from the private sector, NGOs, specialists and experts. We have spoken to some of the teachers to hear how they were coping with the lockdown, how they innovated to be able to continue teaching while at home. We heard from esteemed academics, such as Prof Muxe Nkondo and Prof Yusuf Sayed; the latter taking us through the salient points of an extensive survey, summed up in a report called Teachers Speak; and then listening to the views of unions and representatives of the Department of Basic Education. We also hosted educational psychologists and as recently as yesterday we checked in with a financial expert to discuss the personal finance aspects of this lockdown.
But we have not heard from the teachers themselves, telling us how they are experiencing this lockdown, how they found the broadcasts so far, asking questions or making comments. Mr Godwin Khosa (CEO of the NECT) to field the questions and to share some of his own reflections on what has transpired so far.

#LunchwithTeachers Episode 14

We turn our attention to the personal financial implications of the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown. The outbreak has already negatively affected the stock markets and economies in general. Share prices of most companies have plummeted. Although we know these will recover in the long run, it is not easy to keep calm if your financial wellbeing is threated.
One of the findings in Teachers Speak is that the new younger teachers join the profession with expectations of a promotion – which implies they expect to earn more in a relatively shorter time than their predecessors or older colleagues. Prof Yusuf Sayed shared his findings & Deputy CEO of Momentum Metropolitan, about the personal financial dimension of the lockdown and the outbreak in general. She joins us from Cape Town; her name is Jeanette Marais.

Brought to you by the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT)

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