The economic benefits of vocational education and training in South Africa

As a developing economy, South Africa recognises the importance of a skilled workforce to enable economic growth. Education is a way to heal past divisions, establish a fairer society, improve people’s quality of life and create a more prosperous nation. I In fact, over the next three years, roughly R640 billion will go towards basic education.

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Business School Lausanne

Business School Lausanne (BSL) is a truly global learning lab, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Students of sixty nationalities and diverse backgrounds join our experienced faculty in a collaborative exploration of business as a force for good. In small and personalized classes, our professors bring the latest business knowledge into the classroom every day and support our students in reaching their full potential to do good and do well in society and the world. Enabling our students and partnering organizations to “be the change” is what inspires our work.

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Education Crosses New Territories with Robotics

whitePaper | September 28, 2022

What is the role of STEM Robotics in today’s classroom? Students exposed to Robotics show that they can flourish across multiple academic subjects. As a result, tomorrow’s future looks brighter for those immersed in this world, even at minimum levels.

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KEEP STUDENTS ON TRACK WITH DATABASE ACCESS

whitePaper | August 9, 2020

More than ever, school and district leaders are increasing their focus on two goals related to student success: closing the academic achievement gap and making sure all K–12 students are equipped with the skills they need to be successful in college and in today’s competitive workforce. The metric for evaluating the most successful schools in the United States has shifted from an exclusive focus on graduation rates to assessing academic and global skill competencies. Students who master the new competencies and are prepared to face an uncertain future in the global information economy and society represent the new standard of success. They are what is known as “future ready.”

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REASONS WHY TEACHING LITERACY IS LIKE LEARNING TO RIDE A BIKE

whitePaper | July 17, 2020

Once you know how to read, it feels so natural that it is easy to take for granted as an innate skill we all possess—kind of like riding a bicycle and forgetting you had to learn how. Yet, we continue to see a growing crisis of illiteracy across our education system, with students at every grade level falling behind in reading test scores.

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Education White Paper by Russell Edgerton

whitePaper | June 7, 2022

In January, 1997, after serving for 19 years as President of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), I began a new assignment as Director of Education for the Pew Charitable Trusts—a Philadelphia-based national foundation that makes grants in six major program areas. My immediate predecessor had focused the Education Program’s $35 million annual budget largely on K-12 issues.

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Promote Learning Recovery with Programs That Address Equity and SEL

whitePaper | August 2, 2021

This is why our deep-dive white paper walks you through the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and educational equity as students re‑integrate into a structured learning environment. Don’t hesitate, download this useful, hands‑on white paper today!

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The Impact of Technology on Learning and Teaching

whitePaper | March 31, 2020

Several studies have highlighted the potential benefits of technology use in education, with some even suggesting a few technologies in particular that have the ability to enhance a student’s overall knowledge and skills.2 The traditional teaching model, based on active instruction by a teacher and passive reception of knowledge from a student, does not necessarily still allow students to develop many 21st century skills needed to be successful in an increasingly tech-based economy.

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Spotlight

Business School Lausanne

Business School Lausanne (BSL) is a truly global learning lab, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Students of sixty nationalities and diverse backgrounds join our experienced faculty in a collaborative exploration of business as a force for good. In small and personalized classes, our professors bring the latest business knowledge into the classroom every day and support our students in reaching their full potential to do good and do well in society and the world. Enabling our students and partnering organizations to “be the change” is what inspires our work.

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