Mindfulness through the lens of my smartphone camera

Written by Marietjie Willemse Mindfulness is to focus on the moment Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you are sensing and feeling at every moment – without interpretation or judgement. Spending too much time… Read More

Visible Thinking in the Classroom

Written by Prof. Mary Grosser Critical thinking involves the application of interrelated thinking skills and dispositions according to the universal standards of reasoning. This implies that thought processes should be clear, logic, precise, relevant, significant, and contain depth… Read More

LAERSKOOL OOSPARK: PUTTING RESPECT AT THE CENTRE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Written by Mary Grosser Respect is a fundamental trait that is needed to be successful in one’s personal and professional life. A changing and challenging world of the 21st century therefore demands not only the teaching of knowledge,… Read More

The impact of thinking maps to enhance the development of critical thinking skills among first year pre-service life science teachers

Written by Francios Minnie Student Thinking Maps (This should be read in conjunction with article in newsletter of July 2017: News update 2) Thinking Maps could be regarded as most suitable to enhance the development of critical thinking,… Read More