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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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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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Niël Rademan
TOGI salutes PGCE student Niël Rademan, impresario, on his unending endeavours to take the arts to the people living in towns such as Somerset West, Heidelberg, Paternoster and many more. Mr Rademan, himself an acclaimed musician and singer, makes sure that productions of the highest quality in a variety of genres such as music, theatre...
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farewell to head of department
On 1 September, the Two Oceans Graduate Institute welcomed as incoming Head of Department, Initial Teacher Education, Mr Reidwaan Jawoodeen, who will take over the reins from Dr Georina Westraadt, who has been in this position since the inception of the B Ed Intermediate Phase degree in 2017. At a lunch attended by academic and...
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Radical Solutions for Education in Africa
We at TOGI proudly congratulate lecturer Dr Isabel Tarling on the part she played in the publication of Olivier, J. & Burgos, D (Eds.) 2021. Radical Solutions for Education in Africa: Open education and self-directed learning in the continent, as chapter contributor.Chapter contributors are: Appavoo, R., Bensamka, F., Berrada, K., Bhunjun, U., Dhakulkar, A., El Kharki, K.,...
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