ODU on digital opportunities

How might vocational training look in 2030? What kind of innovations will be ushered in by digitisation and Industry 4.0? These questions were in focus for five ODU apprentices, each with different training occupations, who took part in a German ‘Digital Youngsters’ competition organised by the Worldskills Germany association. They were tasked with developing a … Continue reading ODU on digital opportunities

Skills Development Scotland awards apprenticeship contract to Develop Training

Develop Training Limited (DTL), a national training provider to the utilities sector, has won a new contract from Skills Development Scotland to deliver Modern Apprenticeships. DTL has been on the approved list of apprenticeship providers in Scotland since 2012 and already delivers programmes for SGN and Scottish Water at its Linlithgow training centre near Edinburgh. … Continue reading Skills Development Scotland awards apprenticeship contract to Develop Training

The next ambassadors of The Next Einstein Forum

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has selected its second Ambassadors Class, 45 scientists and tech champions across Africa, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the NEF will hold its second global … Continue reading The next ambassadors of The Next Einstein Forum

SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

A significant area of concern, with respect to my role as a primary school class teacher, is literacy. I must be effective in delivering SPaG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. With respect to grammar, I must be clear about two other acronyms, which represent important areas for lesson planning, provision and progression. SOAP is similes, … Continue reading SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy

Consider that Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease (1960), which draws directly on Ibo oral tradition in West Africa, provides “abundant instances of thought patterns of orally educated characters”. (Ong, 2002: 35) As Ong observes, Achebe’s work relates the experiences of speakers who “reflect, with high intelligence and sophistication, on the situations in which they find … Continue reading Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy