EduThink

From Solid Gold Studios, this is EduThink - the podcast that explores Education in South Africa. If you're a parent, a pupil, a teacher, a principal, or simply interested in education, then this is the show for you. Hosted by Gavin Kennedy

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Most recent 3 blog posts... link to our full blog

Educating Your 22nd Century Child

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This podcast episode is a little different from our regular shows.

Today we are re-broadcasting an interview between Boo-Yah! owner, Carmen Murray and Education Incorporated Boutique School director Jacqueline Aitchison.

The subject of the discussion is the Edu Inc book ‘Educating Your 22nd Century Child’ which is a source of information every parent should have when choosing the appropriate school for their child. You can download the free book here.

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Music in this episode provided by Steve Combs

May 23rd 2018

Robotics in schools

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In this episode, EduThink host Gavin Kennedy speaks to guests (L-R) Gordon Whitcher, Phillip Hass (from Hands On Technology, agents for LEGO Mindstorm) and Gershom Aitchison, headmaster at Education Incorporated, a boutique school in Fourways South Africa.

Books recommended in this podcast:
The Saint, the Surfer and the CEO - Robin Sharma
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
The 4-Hour Work Week - Timothy (Tim) Ferriss

If you’re looking for a robotics club to join, please email Gershom@EduInc.co.za

April 9th 2018
<p>The recent <b>“Progress in International Reading Literacy Survey” (PIRLS)</b> data ranked South Africa in last place (not for the first time either) (<a href="https://timssandpirls.bc.edu/">link to data from this and previous surveys</a>)</p><p>Our episode on the dismal state of South Africa literacy is out now, and, as usual, my guests are offering practical advice for Principals, Teachers and Parents alike.</p><p>My guests are <b><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/joan-griebenow-8a100230/">Joan Griebenow</a></b> (left) and <b><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/aurora-schoch-2b50a561/">Aurora Schoch</a>, </b>both self-confessed “reading nuts” with many years of experience.</p><p><br/></p><blockquote><p><b>Take the PIRLS test yourself :</b> You can try the test the children were administered yourself by <a href="https://goo.gl/TZBEMR">clicking here</a><a href="http://timssandpirls.bc.edu/pirls2016/international-results/epirls/take-the-epirls-assessment/">.</a>.. let us know how you fare!</p></blockquote><p><br/></p><p>We appreciate discussion and your input so please <a href="http://eduthink.tumblr.com/"><b>visit our blog</b></a> and add your feedback to further the conversation.<br/></p><p>Thank you to <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.acousticalien.co.za%3Futm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=NmNhMzQwMjY4YjI4MjllYTkwOWVmMGIzYjhkYjg2YjVmZDU2ODFiMCwwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio</b></a> for sound styling and original music and to <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fsolidgoldstudios.co.za%3Futm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=NzAxYTc1ZTRmMTQ0NmJiNGM2MTA1MmE2YTBiYjc5YTRiZWYyNWIwMywwdzltQk1hRA%3D%3D&b=t%3AkpRzx5nQbs68Eydv4RI3rg&p=https%3A%2F%2Fonchangeblog.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731471193%2Fin-the-studio-today-were-john-skelton-principal&m=1"><b>Solid Gold Studios</b></a> for recording and producing this episode.</p><p><b>Paper vs iPad<br/></b><a href="https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-18/your-paper-brain-and-your-kindle-brain-arent-same-thing">https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-18/your-paper-brain-and-your-kindle-brain-arent-same-thing</a></p><p><b>Sunday Times Q&A</b><br/>with Gauteng education MEC Pantaza Lesufi (2017 12 10)<br/><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Deny5q9dU5R3dXgaNz1dGm4-m40qFx6X">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Deny5q9dU5R3dXgaNz1dGm4-m40qFx6X</a><br/></p><p><b>Music</b><br/>Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1<br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyM2AnA96yE">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyM2AnA96yE</a></p><p>Tom Odell: Another Love<br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpMEbgC7DA">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpMEbgC7DA</a></p><p><br/></p><p>You can mail me at <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=mailto%3Agavin%40solidgoldstudios.co.za%3Fsubject%3DSubject%2520Choices%2520Podcast%26utm_source%3Dpodcast%26utm_medium%3DEduThink%2520001%2520-%2520Subject%2520Choices&t=MGU3ZTJhOGIyZWJkYmVjYTA5ZGVhOWU1Y2UzYzY5ZTY2YTc3YTM0MSxFYVJES2N0Ug%3D%3D&b=t%3ADODHTZS1zgCdPu5mk_hMDw&p=https%3A%2F%2Feduthink.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F167731773783%2Fl-r-gavin-kennedy-host-john-skelton&m=1">Gavin@SolidGoldStudios.co.za</a> with suggestions for future episodes.</p><p>Until next time - keep learning!<br/>Yours<br/><b>Gavin Kennedy</b></p>

The recent “Progress in International Reading Literacy Survey” (PIRLS) data ranked South Africa in last place (not for the first time either) (link to data from this and previous surveys)

Our episode on the dismal state of South Africa literacy is out now, and, as usual, my guests are offering practical advice for Principals, Teachers and Parents alike.

My guests are Joan Griebenow (left) and Aurora Schochboth self-confessed “reading nuts” with many years of experience.


Take the PIRLS test yourself : You can try the test the children were administered yourself by clicking here... let us know how you fare!


We appreciate discussion and your input so please visit our blog and add your feedback to further the conversation.

Thank you to Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio for sound styling and original music and to Solid Gold Studios for recording and producing this episode.

Paper vs iPad
https://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-18/your-paper-brain-and-your-kindle-brain-arent-same-thing

Sunday Times Q&A
with Gauteng education MEC Pantaza Lesufi (2017 12 10)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Deny5q9dU5R3dXgaNz1dGm4-m40qFx6X

Music
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyM2AnA96yE

Tom Odell: Another Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwpMEbgC7DA


You can mail me at Gavin@SolidGoldStudios.co.za with suggestions for future episodes.

Until next time - keep learning!
Yours
Gavin Kennedy

December 13th 2017

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