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screen time learning environment
A Contemplation into Extra-Sensory Spatial Awareness in the Screen time learning environment You are excused if you felt misled by the title of this article, thinking that you are either heading into a post-grunge Cyberpunk EDM concert or, stranger yet, involuntarily participating in investigative field work of paranormal activity. In actuality I am indeed drawing...
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Academic Vacant Posts for 2022
Two Oceans Graduate Institute is a dynamic, vibrant tertiary institution that provides quality online education. It has the following vacancies:-  1] Faculty Officer (Reference FO_TOGI_2022-1) Main Purpose: The Faculty Officer provides administrative and logistical support to the Academic Head, HOD, and the Programme Coordinators. This will be done by supporting administrative processes that underpin the...
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TOGI's 2021 Journal
Download Journal The TOGI’s 2021 Journal is published at a time when the education system globally, as in South Africa, has faced significant challenges from multiple fronts. In the past two years, most education institutions faced the daunting task of changing face-to-face classroom teaching and learning, to an online mode. The accompanying challenges this created,...
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TOGI End of Year
2021 is drawing to a close and colleagues are preparing for their well-deserved holiday. On 6th December, TOGI staff gathered to celebrate a year worth celebrating. The Directors of the Two Oceans Graduate Institute invited employees to commemorate all their efforts and to reflect on a wonderful year.  TOGI End of Year Function A festive...
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self-directed learning
Adaptability, flexibility, a growth mind-set and self-directed learning (SDL) skills have gained tremendous relevance since early 2020 when lockdowns around the world translated into school closures and emergency online teaching. Self-directed learning is defined using Knowles’ (1975) work as techniques where students set goals for their learning, and identify and use appropriate resources and learning...
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Fodes
Two TOGI lecturers, Dr Isabel Tarling and Dr Pam Miller presented papers at the recently held Fully Online Distance Education Symposium (FODES) in October 2021, hosted by the University of Pretoria. The conference provided the opportunity for like-minded academics who design, develop and facilitate tertiary online education, to share and reflect. Dr Miller’s Presentation at...
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Teaching practice in 2021
This is an exciting time in the lives of the TOGI students as both the B Ed and PGCE students are busy with Teaching Practice in 2021, the very important part of teacher training during which students learn from practice and in practice. BEd Intermediate Phase Students To provide for the diverse body of students,...
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research sharing day
TOGI lecturers shared their research at the second Research Sharing Day in September 2021, following on the success of the first research sharing day held in 2020. The online event, organized by the Research Group with Dr Isabel Tarling as coordinator, with the theme: Riding the Wave, Breaking the Surface, which captures staff efforts to...
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Teacher Hero
We at TOGI are very proud of B Ed Intermediate Phase student Jerome Buchler on being awarded as the Teacher Hero for September. This honour was bestowed after Jerome implemented ‘Playful Project-based Learning’ having followed the sessions during which teachers learnt how to create learning spaces and processes that would help learners learn better, and...
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teaching practice
“Please ensure that you sanitise your hands, the bottles are on your tables”, “remember social distancing” and “no mask, no opportunity to engage in the experiment”, were the words uttered by a fourth-year Two Oceans Graduate Institute preservice teacher during a lesson. In May and June 2021 during Lockdown Level 2 in South Africa, our...
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