Bridging the digital gap during the times of COVID-19
Date: 09 July 2010
Time: 14h00 – 15h30
Panel: Dr Shafika Isaacs
Dr Francois Naude
The Education Conversations is an initiative by Kagiso Trust, the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Education and Bridge, aimed at encouraging the country to talk and create space for debates and discussions through which diverse voices can be heard focusing on what works and how to collectively advance the agenda for an improved and performing public education system.
In addition, the principles of the Education Conversations partnership include:
- Encouraging stakeholders in education to move away from the pathology of focusing on what is not right with the country’s education system and rather focus on creating solutions to challenges faced by the system;
- Encouraging stakeholders in education to play a role in transforming South Africa’s education; and
- Holding all stakeholders in education accountable and responsible for the performanceof South Africa’s public education system; and Anchoring the participation of the National Department of Education, as critical in these conversations.
Previous panellists have included, but are not limited to: Dr Stephen Taylor (Researcher: DBE), Mr Mugwena Maluleke (General Secretary: SADTU), Mr Panyaza Lesufi (MEC: Gauteng Department of Education), Mr Mantanzima Mweli (Director General: DBE), Mr Enver Surty (Deputy Minister: DBE) and recently, Mr Godwin Khosa (CEO: NECT).
Dr Shafika Isaacs
Contribution to the Conversations: Ways to enable learning during COVID19.
Sits on the Board of Directors at BRIDGE. She is a professional coach and independent consultant who specializes in the enabling role of digital technologies in promoting quality education for all. She has worked with many international and local organisations on policies, strategies and implementation programmes that promote universal access, quality and equity in education. She has served on the BRIDGE Board since 2015.
Dr Francois Naude
Contribution to the conversations: Adapting to online learning and teaching.
Dr Francois Naude is an award-winning teacher, teacher educator, teacher coach and entrepreneur. His purpose is to motivate, inspire and support teachers and does this through the creation of a community of practice of passionate Super Teachers.
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