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Educator’s Role 2 of 7: Engage their curiosity

Educator’s Role 2 of 7: Engage their curiosity

Compiled by: Dr CJ Henley-SmithEvery lecturer’s dream is to have an engaged student audience, where for a time the smart phone is forgotten, sleepy eyes are wide with interest and discussions abound. However, if you are having the opposite effect have y...

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App Review: Kahoot!

App Review: Kahoot!

Compiled by: Dr C.J. Henley-SmithWanting to add some verve to your classroom? Try Kahoot!This is a great smartphone app that will get your students engaged in your classroom (and begging for more!). The app is based on quizzes, or kahoots as refer...

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Educator's Role 1 of 7: What makes a great lecturer?

Educator's Role 1 of 7: What makes a great lecturer?

Compiled by: Dr C.J. Henley-SmithSadly, the majority of lecturers fail to appreciate the different learning styles of their students and therefore miss the mark of being a great lecturer. Most lecturers who have not had training fall into the trap of...

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Is your faith in your nurse misplaced?

Is your faith in your nurse misplaced?

You put your healthcare faith in your nurse and doctor as you lie in a hospitable bed recovering from a procedure or illness. But how well was your nurse assessed in their undergraduate nursing school? If their assessment standard was poor, this may negat...

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Finally, plans to recognize and develop academics as university teachers

Finally, plans to recognize and develop academics as university teachers

By Dr Gustaaf Wolvaardt, Managing Director, FPDHopefully the days of sitting through really bad lecturers at university is coming to an end. In 2018, the Department of Higher Education released the National Framework for Enhancing Academics as University ...

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