Integrating Creativity into Teaching and Learning

Competencies for a fast-changing world not only contribute to a well-prepared workforce of the future but also give learners life skills that will help them thrive in our complex world. There is a growing consensus among education stakeholders that there is need to ground competencies for a fast-changing world in core content, and especially in … Continue reading Integrating Creativity into Teaching and Learning

Sandbox Schools Project: Emerging research insights from 2021

This is an executive summary of key research findings and insights from all the interventions conducted in 2021 as part of the Sandbox Schools Project. The Sandbox is a multi-year research project that seeks to explore what “education for a fast-changing world” can look like in South African public schools. We have published a full … Continue reading Sandbox Schools Project: Emerging research insights from 2021

Enhancing Learners’ Emotional Regulation and Well-being

There is broad agreement among different education stakeholders that educational systems should support children to develop emotional and social skills in order to nurture meaningful relationships and become emotionally and socially responsible individuals. The Competency Based-Learning Programme (CLP) is a structured learning programme that seeks to support teachers in deliberately developing in learners both foundational … Continue reading Enhancing Learners’ Emotional Regulation and Well-being

Nurturing Young Learners’ Growth Mindset

Infusing skills and competencies into teaching and learning is not a new concept. However, there is growing agreement that there is a need for a more deliberate and systematic approach to developing skills and competencies for a fast-changing world in all children, at all schools. The Competency Based-Learning Programme (CLP) is a structured learning programme … Continue reading Nurturing Young Learners’ Growth Mindset

Leadership Stories of “can-do” Sandbox School Principals: from “we don’t have…” to “what can we do with what we have”

By Prof Kat Yassim As the world becomes increasingly connected, one thing that has created a global conversation is the impact of Covid-19 on life and living, which includes education. Globally, those from privileged backgrounds were able to find a way around closed classroom doors – from broadband and computers needed for online education to … Continue reading Leadership Stories of “can-do” Sandbox School Principals: from “we don’t have…” to “what can we do with what we have”

Cultivating Competencies for a Fast-changing World: An Exposure to Robotics & Coding kits

The NECT EdHub seeks to promote, inform, and facilitate education programme innovation by increasing the speed and agility of learning about practices relevant to education for a fast-changing world. The EdHub has been working with a small group of 11 ‘Sandbox Schools’ in Limpopo and Soweto to explore how we can better equip learners and … Continue reading Cultivating Competencies for a Fast-changing World: An Exposure to Robotics & Coding kits

NECT EdHub Hosts Principals’ Conference for Principals by Principals

Building cultures of innovation in schools can, and should, start with the school leadership. School principals have the authority and mandate to set the tone of their learning environments, and so we should be investing time and resources into equipping and encouraging them to innovate. School leadership is often the difference between an average and … Continue reading NECT EdHub Hosts Principals’ Conference for Principals by Principals

A Glimpse of the V1 release of the Competency-based Learning Programme (CLP)

As part of the ongoing work to understand how to deliberately infuse social, emotional, and cognitive competencies into the existing South African schooling curriculum, the EdHub designed and launched the Competency-based Learning Programme (CLP) in Grade 1 Home Language in 2020. The CLP is a structured learning programme that seeks to support teachers in deliberately … Continue reading A Glimpse of the V1 release of the Competency-based Learning Programme (CLP)

Vacancy: Head of Research, NECT Education Innovation Hub

Are you an experienced researcher who is passionate about transforming the way we educate children in today's fast-changing world? Are you driven to contribute to evidence-based systemic improvements in South African basic education? The NECT EdHub is looking to recruit a dynamic individual to lead our education innovation research. Head of Research: Education Innovation Hub National Education … Continue reading Vacancy: Head of Research, NECT Education Innovation Hub