TOGI News Desk

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Isabel Tarling TOGI
Each year, the Open Education conference provides a collaborative space where those interested in open educational resources, open pedagogy and open education initiatives share ideas and talk together. This year’s OpenEd20 was no exception. The dynamic Open Education Conference 2020 was hosted from Colorado, USA, but presented virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. The virtual format...
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Retief Loubser TOGI
Most children have dreams of what to become when they grow up. I was no different. Wanting to become some kind of hero when I grow up, my ideals were to become a firefighter, a doctor or maybe even a lawyer. However, I cannot stand the sight of blood and soon realised this obstacle drastically...
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Service learning Feature TOGI
The monthly staff development session for TOGI academic personnel on Wednesday, 4 November 2020 took the form of a joint presentation by a guest speaker, Dr Karen Dos Reis, Senior Lecturer: Teaching and Learning Specialist Economics and Management Sciences Faculty of the University of the Western Cape and Dr Georina Westraadt, HOD Intermediate Phase Education...
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Lourens Erasmus TOGI
One of our Founding Directors said at one stage: Two Oceans Graduate Institute should be the best teacher education institution in the world. I asked myself what the meaning of this remark could be coming from a humble spirit such as Dr Ali Adam. I said to myself, just work hard and do your utmost...
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Team Gradient TOGI
There is a growing trend in the sport of cycling regardless of the difficult economic conditions as cycling requires expensive equipment. Yet,, many South Africans take up cycling for several reasons – being health-conscious, competitive road and mountain bikers, and commuting as eco-friendly or/and affordable means. However, we find another reason for Team Gradient to...
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Teachers Discovering Computers TOGI
TOGI staff member, Dr Isabel Tarling with the new publication that she edited in collaboration with Gunter & Gunter: Teachers discovering computers. Teachers Discovering Computers Dr Tarling is an ICT Integration specialist, holds a PhD in Education Technologies and Teacher Professional Development from UCT, and is director of Limina’s learning design division. Her extensive experience...
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Reinventing Teaching Practice During the Covid-19 Lockdown TOGI
‘Schools are closed, but learning is open,’ due to the lockdown announced by President Ramaphosa on 23 March, caused concern and panic for parents and teachers. Decisions and preparations to address the matter of schooling and teaching had to be made in a short time to address the situation unfamiliar to 21st century citizens. News and...
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TOGI Responds to Lockdown due to the Outbreak of Covid19
Following the announcement by the President on 23 March, with a complete lockdown for all South Africans citizens due to the Covid19 outbreak, at TOGI, plans were immediately put in place and students and staff informed. Fortunately TOGI students are in the ideal situation to have all their teaching and learning presented in a fully...
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Raeesa Mohamed Ryklief TOGI
The holistic health and development of our students is of paramount importance to us as an institution which considers the interests of our students very seriously. This was the impetus for us to begin conversations focusing on student support. The TOGI Student Support platform was launched in February 2020 in response to what we saw...
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