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Schools in Australia are ditching e-books – sho...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

It has been interesting to follow the reaction to the decision taken by a private school in Sydney to ditch…

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Thinking about your thinking: Metacognition for...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

  Introduction Metacognition is a scientific term that simply means “thinking about your thinking”, and refers to the concept of…

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Why knowledge matters in 2019, and why it still...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

  We live in a time of unprecedented change, and according to some experts, human knowledge is going to double…

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the brain – s...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

  Networks are all around us and in many contexts, they form the basis of the 21st-century reality. The social…

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Flipped Classroom – is it a brain-friendl...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Since the early ‘90s, academics such as Prof Eric Mazur from Harvard University has introduced some of the concepts that…

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6 Brain-friendly tips to minimise boredom and k...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

One of the most challenging tasks for a teacher or lecturer is to keep students engaged during class while remaining…

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Is it really effective to use past exam papers ...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

It is no secret that the use of previous exam papers in preparation for an upcoming exam is a tried…

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Sleeping (more) can improve exam results

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

It is that time of year where many students are preparing for mid-year exams, with all teaching and classroom preparation…

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Re-imagine classroom presentations

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Three ways in which the science of learning can help Since the launch of PowerPoint in 1987, it has been…

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Everyone can do maths – the research proves it

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

I recently had an interesting conversation with a high school student and it gave me a lot of insight –…

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Workshop for South African educators will explo...

  • The ITSI Team

ITSI presents 2nd Annual workshop in Africa on Mind, Brain, and Education for “Educators as brain-changers” ITSI, the pioneering provider…

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“How do people learn and what can we do to impr...

  • The ITSI Team

Internationally recognised Dr Daisy Pellant to present at 2nd annual workshop on Mind, Brain and Education in Africa ITSI, the…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Coping or Flo...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

On the 14th of January 2016 an important article was published by the World Economic Forum. In this article, Klaus…

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Re-imagining Curriculum: Learning Paths

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Metacognition is considered one of the most important skills in order for students to achieve success. On a broad level,…

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A brain-friendly approach to 21st-century learn...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Every day, millions of students are taught in schools and universities by teachers and lecturers operating with a mixture of…

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Bridging the gap between research and practice

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Have you ever heard of EBP? To many, it might sound like a medical condition but it actually refers to…

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Adopting a Growth Mindset

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Mindsets are fundamental to the way both students and educators perceive their respective academic journeys. We tend to hear phrases…

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Vocabulary still matters in the 21st-century

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

How the simple act of reading bedtime stories to your children could be the most significant contribution you can make…

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Benefits of using an e-book

  • The ITSI Team

Six benefits of choosing e-textbooks over traditional hard copy books School booklists are out, and you want to be first…

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Synergy, sharing and collaboration – an e...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

The professional development and professional learning of educators is an important topic in 21st-century educational discourse. The professional development of…

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Why do Learning Styles, like bad habits, just ...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Teachers are sometimes exasperated by the fact that they cannot get students to forsake bad behaviours or grasp subtle but…

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The balancing act – Professional developm...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Last month we started our discussion on achieving a balance in your professional development as educators. For the most part,…

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Study Methods vs Brain Training – which is best...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Introduction People are becoming more and more aware of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the many challenges it poses. Learners,…

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The balancing act – professional developm...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Balance is a fundamental characteristic of every system and, for that matter, every aspect of our personal and professional lives.…

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Become a champion for change

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

How do we plan for ICT-related change? This is probably one of the most prominent questions relating to education in…

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Seeing the bigger picture – helping stude...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

On a recent trip with a group of friends to Namibia, we visited Namibrand. As its name suggests, Namibrand is…

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Get more out of past exam paper practice

  • The ITSI Team

Past papers are an essential component of exam preparation for Matric learners. Practicing past papers help learners develop essential exam…

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Neuro-power Strategies for Students: Flashcards

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

In their workshops on the latest brain science and learning (Mind, Brain and Education), Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher, talk about…

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TPACK for the 21st-century educator

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

For many of us, the TPACK framework has been committed to the dusty chambers of our long-term memory. Perhaps it’s…

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Give your child an advantage in education throu...

  • The ITSI Team

Over the years, teaching methodologies have remained very much the same: educators provide lessons from a curriculum, students learn this…

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Changing how we think, talk about and practice ...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

On 23 and 24 May 2018, ITSI hosted the First Mind, Brain and Education (MBE) Seminar in Africa, presented by…

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Move Over, Millennials

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

Defining the birth and decline of a generation of people is not a precise science by any means. An academic…

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Exams: From cramming the night before to rememb...

  • The ITSI Team

With midyear exams just around the corner, students and teachers alike are hard at work to prepare by revising work…

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Preparing your students for jobs that don’t exist

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

You might have heard of the term “the fourth industrial revolution” or the term “the age of automation”, you might…

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5 Creative tools to prepare your students for e...

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

With the midterm exam period looming, classes are at risk of becoming monotonous as educators work tirelessly to meet the…

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Neuromyth: Digital Cocaine

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

If you are a parent or a teacher you would definitely have come across the following neuromyth… It is not…

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The 6 Principles of Mind-Brain-Education

  • The ITSI Team

Throughout the centuries, great teachers have been guided by their intuition as to what method of teaching works best. Modern…

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Entrepreneurs of Learning

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

What would happen if we start to talk about 21st-century students as “Entrepreneurs of Learning” rather than “lifelong learners”? I…

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Teaching on the Flip-side

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

The 21st-century brings a wealth of challenges to the world of education including the dual function of equipping students with…

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Country wide roadshow to explore the latest neu...

  • The ITSI Team

ITSI aims to educate over 500 principals and educators country wide on Mind-Brain-Education (MBE) 2 March 2018 – PRETORIA –…

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First seminar in Africa on Mind-Brain-Education...

  • The ITSI Team

MBE  – registrations open. Exclusive not-to- be missed event with internationally acclaimed US authors of “Neuroteach: Brain science and the…

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Neuromyth – We Only Use 10% of Our Brains

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Introduction The 10% neuromyth plays itself out in different ways and variations in popular culture of which perhaps the most…

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Thinking outside the box

  • Corlia le Roux

The term thinking outside the box originated from an experiment done in 1930 called the Nine Dot Problem. This experiment…

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How to Deal With a Tech Savvy Child

  • Suzann Prinsloo

Our kids today grow up in a world where almost any device can be connected to the Internet and/or each…

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Ntšha-Peu Primary School in Soshanguve to take ...

  • The ITSI Team

25 January 2018 – PRETORIA – ITSI, the pioneering e-learning provider which enhances and simplifies the teaching and learning experience…

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Wide awake in 2018

  • Dr Nicolas Matthee

In 2014, Stephen Hawking said in an interview “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a…

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ITSI to host first seminar in Africa on Mind-Br...

  • The ITSI Team

Internationally acclaimed authors and facilitators to conduct hands-on workshop with teachers and lecturers ITSI, the pioneering e-learning provider which enhances and…

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Three Ways to Ensure That Your Teaching is Even...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

At the beginning of the academic year, many teachers want to know if there are simple, easy to use techniques…

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New Schools – January 2018

  • The ITSI Team

At least 25 educational institutions (mostly schools) and almost 20 000 school learners will embark on their e-learning journey this…

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What is the Real Value of a Matric Certificate

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

It is that time of the year again, where the exams are done and peace has returned to homes. With…

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Learning Myth: “If you can Google it, no need t...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Anyone that is involved in education knows about the prominence of 21st-century skills in discussions about the future of learning…

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EduTech 2017 Highlights

  • The ITSI Team

At EduTech2017, Wikus Breetzke introduced Digital Lessons, an interactive collection of digital resources for Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and…

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ITSI wins Supplier of the Year award for Basic ...

  • The ITSI Team

5 October 2017 – PRETORIA – ITSI, the pioneering e-learning provider which enhances and simplifies the teaching and learning experience…

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ITSI Launches Digital Lessons

ITSI launches collection of thousands of interactive digital resources in Maths, Physical Science, Life Science and Natural Sciences Interactive teaching…

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Cape Recife High School – Using Technolog...

  • The ITSI Team

Cape Recife High is the largest schools of its kind in the Eastern Cape catering for learners with special needs…

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Myths in Education – The Learning Pyramid

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

The Learning Pyramid is an attempt to categorise different modes of teaching in terms of their value for learning –…

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Learning Styles are dead – long live cont...

  • Dr Lieb Liebenberg

Introduction Learning styles are one of those topics we should no longer be spending time on – either writing or…

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Midstream College Road Map to E-learning Success

  • The ITSI Team

Video Transcription Mr Leonard Swart, Head of Academics: Midstream College is a private school, it’s parallel medium which means we…

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Leaving footprints at WetNose

  • The ITSI Team

On Friday 7 July, a team from ITSI visited WetNose Animal Rescue Centre to spend the afternoon with the animals.…

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Spotlight on: Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima is a Dominican Convent School, situated in Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal. This an independent school, established in…

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1 month, 10 events, more than 400 educators

  • The ITSI Team

Since 2014, ITSI annually embarks on a roadshow throughout the country to educate and inform schools on e-learning, as well…

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ITSI CEO Lieb Liebenberg finalist for FNB Busin...

  • The ITSI Team

The annual FNB Business Innovation Awards recognise and celebrate the efforts of high-impact entrepreneurs who have embraced many challenges to…

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Honouring students

  • The ITSI Team

ITSI invited the Honors Informatics students at the University of Pretoria to analyse our online store in terms of user…

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E-learning in primary schools

  • The ITSI Team

Within 21st-century education, e-learning is likely one of the most complex terms that we use on a frequent basis. In…

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Spotlight on: Laerskool Stellenbosch

  • The ITSI Team

Many primary schools are still hesitant to place tablets in the hands of their learners. The schools that have taken…

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Teachers getting tech-smart

  • The ITSI Team

In June 2015, Vodacom, in partnership with ITSI, rolled out its initial Smart School Project to five schools in the…

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Spotlight on: The principal of Allen Glen High ...

  • The ITSI Team

In 2014, Allen Glen High School started their e-learning journey with ITSI and three years later, Principal Dr Johan Wiehahn,…

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Future-proof your teaching

  • The ITSI Team

The pursuit of knowledge in the 21st-century has never been easier than it is with technology granting us access to…

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Implementation Success

  • The ITSI Team

As many of the schools – making use of the e-learning tools provided by ITSI  – already know, implementation during…

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