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  • Making a group decision
    By Femke@bentec.co.za Recently, I asked two similar groups of university students to make a group decision. The decision was about nominating one person in the group that made the biggest impression in presenting their final … Read more
  • Crashing doorsteps
    [A comment on the book “The economy on your doorstep” (TEOYD) by Ayabonga Cawe.] By Ronald@bentec.co.za Acts of violent sabotage and a wave of mass looting engulfed South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces as I … Read more
  • Popular or participatory education?
    Ronald@bentec.co.za In my work as a popular educator I often struggle with the tension between the different ways popular education is understood. The many views can be located between two poles. People on the first … Read more
  • COVID realities: shifting boundaries
    By femke@bentec There is a lot of boundary shifting happening in geographical, professional and in social terms. How does this affect human behaviour and habits?  Due to lockdown measures such as curfews, social distancing and … Read more
  • Zoom teaching: background reflections
    By femke@bentec Imagine a university classroom with 15 students sitting in a circle. The students are surrounded by blank walls, tables, a whiteboard and perhaps a projector. Some will be watching their phones screens, some … Read more