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

Learning at home through stories: The Sandbox@Home COVID-response intervention

This article explores one aspect of research conducted in 2020 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 compendium of short articles on various interventions at the … Continue reading Learning at home through stories: The Sandbox@Home COVID-response intervention

Infusing Competencies into Foundation Phase Literacy Education: The Competency-based Learning Programme

This article explores one aspect of research conducted in 2020 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 compendium of short articles on various interventions at the … Continue reading Infusing Competencies into Foundation Phase Literacy Education: The Competency-based Learning Programme

Teacher Perceptions about teaching and learning in a fast-changing world

This article explores one aspect of research conducted in 2020 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 compendium of short articles on various interventions at the … Continue reading Teacher Perceptions about teaching and learning in a fast-changing world

Implementing Mindfulness Practice in Sandbox Schools: Reflections from our mini-intervention

This is part 3 of a series exploring mindful practice and the implementation of the Mindful Schools mini-intervention at the Sandbox Schools. The articles are written by Mulalo Rasalanavho and Vanessa Scherman. You can read part 1 here. "Mindfulness is an effective tool for settling and focusing the students at the beginning of any classroom activity." Smiling Mind … Continue reading Implementing Mindfulness Practice in Sandbox Schools: Reflections from our mini-intervention

Leading a Culture of Learning series: Teacher Development and Wellbeing at the Heart of Leading a Culture of Learning

This is Part 8 of a series of blog posts on School Culture, written by a team of researchers and principals at the Sandbox Schools. The posts reflect on insights emerging from a set of visual participatory research workshops held as part of the School Culture intervention in the Sandbox project. You can read Part 1 … Continue reading Leading a Culture of Learning series: Teacher Development and Wellbeing at the Heart of Leading a Culture of Learning

Leading a Culture of Learning Series: Making Sense of an Upside-down World

This is Part 7 of a series of blog posts on School Culture, written by a team of researchers and principals at the Sandbox Schools. The posts reflect on insights emerging from a set of visual participatory research workshops held as part of the School Culture intervention in the Sandbox project. You can read Part 1 … Continue reading Leading a Culture of Learning Series: Making Sense of an Upside-down World

Experiencing Mindfulness: What are the effects and why should we persist?

This is part 2 of a series exploring mindful practice and the implementation of the Mindful Schools mini-intervention at the Sandbox Schools. The articles are written by Mulalo Rasalanavho and Vanessa Scherman. You can read part 1 here. Understanding mindfulness Mindfulness is a big word that has many interpretations, depending on who you ask.  Even … Continue reading Experiencing Mindfulness: What are the effects and why should we persist?

Mindful Living: What is it, and is there space for it in our schools?

This is part 1 of a series exploring mindful practice and the implementation of the Mindful Schools mini-intervention at the Sandbox Schools. The articles are written by Mulalo Rasalanavho and Vanessa Scherman. What would it be like if I could accept life – accept this moment – exactly as it is? Tara Brach  What a … Continue reading Mindful Living: What is it, and is there space for it in our schools?