There are just two weeks to go to EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel and this decade old event promises to once again deliver the most comprehensive education opportunity on the continent. Taking place from the 29th to the 30th June at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, EduWeek is all about advancing educational knowledge in Africa and responding directly to the needs and expectations of the industry.
Eduweek with SABC Education powered by Intel 2016 will give visitors even more opportunities to learn from world renowned industry experts as well as local best practises. This year boasts over 200 hours of solution driven content in the conference sessions and international speakers from around the world including the USA, United Kingdom and Ghana. EduWeek will offer five tracks of dedicated solution driven content in Early Childhood Development, Basic education, Higher education, Inclusive education and E-TECH (educational technology) all at no charge. Whether you are a primary school maths teacher or an assistant lecturer, you can expect to walk away with practical take homes that will improve your institutions functionality, as well as learn the best ways to connect with your students and drive positive results. Learn what the best solutions are for your school or institution as well as keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in education.
Early Childhood Development (ECD):
African education has to ensure that every young child has the opportunity to attend a quality early learning programme before entering the formal school system. This will result in dramatic changes in education and in the development of our country. The early childhood development track aims to look at key issues affecting ECD such as generating and upgrading more ECD centres and out of centre based programmes, whilst offering ECD professionals practical take homes to generate positive change. If you are currently involved in ECD sector in any way shape or form, this track will equip you with the skills to better your institution, staff and general functionality.
Basic education plays a pivotal role in the development of every child. This year’s track will look at several issues affecting basic education, as well as offer you an opportunity to learn from best practises and wold renowned speakers. Learn how to improve your daily functionality while promoting positive change in the classroom.
Higher education has become a topical issue for many. This track will discuss key issues affecting higher education such as the FeesMustFall movement and security in Higher education institutions. Learn how the latest developments in higher education have a direct impact on you and your work whilst learning about practical take homes that will improve your everyday efficiency and productivity.
Inclusive education acknowledges that all children can learn and that all pupils, including many considered to be non-disabled, need some form of support in learning during their time at school. It is essential that every school educator identifies various learning barriers within the classroom by creating an enabling environment that is inclusive of all learners’ difficulties. Various learning obstacles need to be addressed and removed in order to start the process of inclusion. Learn about how to make your school an inclusive one whilst addressing various learning barriers that can exclude many students from performing in the classroom.
With a digitalised world comes digitalised learning. This track will look at some of the latest innovations in edtech, whilst offering you practical take homes and advise that will best suite your institutions specific needs and wants. Learn from industry experts on how to implement technological solutions that will aid the teacher process.
Higher education has become a topical issue for many. This track will discuss key issues affecting higher education such as the FeesMustFall movement and security in Higher education institutions. Not only will you get the opportunity to discuss oertiments issues with industry leadrs, youLearn how the latest developments in higher education have a direct impact on you and your work whilst learning about practical take homes that will improve your everyday efficiency and productivity.
Session highlights :
DAY ONE:29TH June
The amount of money received as tuition fees by South Africa’s 23 higher education institutions rose by 9,2%, from R16 billion in 2012 to R17 billion in 2013. This panel discussion will look at an overview of the movement, highlighting educator’s roles in this and how they are affected.
Key discussion points:
-Should tertiary education be free?
-Students perceptions of higher education
– Disruptions in curriculum
– Allocating funds to NASFAS
– What is your role in all of this?
- Dolf Steyn, Principal and Managing Director, Midrand Graduate Institute
- Nhlanhla Thwala, Managing Director, CTI Education Group
- Jodi Sherwin Hill, Executive Director, Jomat Investments, South Africa & Australia
DAY ONE: 29Th June
“Transformation in higher education”
Transformation remains a key issue facing tertiary education, but what exactly needs to be transformed? This session will look at what needs to be transformed and what measures need to be implemented for it to happen.
Speaker: Reginald Legoabe, Executive Director: Higher Education Transformation Network
DAY TWO: 30TH June
“Getting Gauteng’s youth into Jobs”
Many young job seekers in Gauteng and beyond find it difficult to gain access to entry-level jobs, despite possessing the inherent skills necessary for those roles. This session will discuss how training and educational institutions, coupled with job readiness and matching programmes, can help youth tap these “latent” jobs and how Harambee is working with the City of Johannesburg to increase economic opportunities for South Africa’s young job seekers.
Speakers: Devang Vussonji, Associate Partner , Dalberg – Global Development Advisors
Maryana Iskander,Chief Executive Officer, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
DAY TWO: 30TH June
How can we develop safe and secure universities for learning – Kwanele-Enuf Zero Tolerance campaign
The campaign has been launched by University of Johannesburg, University of South Africa, University of Venda and Vaal University of Technology have launched the campaign in their universities. Learn how implementing this plan can help your institution become a more safe and inclusive environment.
Speaker: Andy Kawa, Chairman, Kwanele- Enuf Foundation, South Africa
With over 200 hours of free content on offer, EduWeek is the largest and most recognised African education event with purchasing opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, where public and private stakeholders can gather to discuss future solutions and critical issues surrounding the education sector in Africa as well as evaluate, see and buy new solutions for their education institution’s needs. Says Fotoula Fatouros, Content Producer of EduWeek, “EduWeek is truly about advancing education in Africa and offers attendees a real opportunity to be exposed to content that tackles the educational challenges of today giving visitors the opportunity to be at the forefront of Africa’s transformation by being exposed to the experiences of leaders, strategic thinkers and entrepreneurs from across the globe”.
Being a free to attend event means that EduWeek can only be made possible by the incredible sponsors and partners that come together in support of this annual educational indaba, these partners include: Headline Partner, Intel; Diamond Sponsor Microsoft; Platinum Sponsor, Pearson and Gold Sponsor, Dell.
EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel takes place on the 29th and 30th June from 10am – 6pm at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. For more information, visit: www.educationweek.co.za