All posts tagged 'Communities of Practice'

Why should the best schools share?

Posted on June 5th, 2011 · Posted in SF Fellow

We recently did a little travelling around South Africa (Durban/Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg) running events where we raise awareness of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement, the shared resources that are available, the tools that can be used and the communities that develop and support them. We are often asked why..
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Reflections on 2010

Posted on December 8th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

My blog has been very quiet for the last couple of months. It is not that I've not had anything to blog about but rather the contrary, I've just been too busy. I have spent some time creating two summaries of what I've been up to in 2010 so you can get a sense of the bigger picture. It also shows you what has happened in the last 2 months that I just haven't had time to blog about.

AMESA Congress 2010: Professional Development

Posted on April 6th, 2010 · Posted in SF Fellow

I was invited to participate on a panel at the AMESA Congress this year on a panel on professional development. Given the Siyavula roll-out plan, my time with the community facilitators, the research the Foundation did into teaching teachers and my time working on a big physics experiment I thought I could find something to contribute.

North West Province: Workshop 1

Posted on February 28th, 2010 · Posted in Siyavula

Some feedback and news from our first workshop for North West Province Subject/Curriculum Advisors. The next workshop is scheduled for the 4th and 5th of March.

Siyavula as a Framework

Posted on December 1st, 2009 · Posted in Siyavula

Siyavula intends to create a framework that supports the education system. The framework needs to accept the curriculum, allow swap-and-share groups the ability to share resources and have the discussions they need, allow users like Curriculum Advisors to vet resources and ensure that the isolated teachers can get access to the resources.

Communities of Practice

Posted on November 11th, 2009 · Posted in SF Fellow

Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.