A critique of the Culturo-Techno-Contextual Approach
25 June 2020  Issue No: 275
Africa Top Stories
PHOTOGrowing the knowledge base on private higher education can offer insights, encourage evidence-based decisions and viable policy directions, and help the rapidly growing sector to be viewed with confidence rather than suspicion and distrust.
Without a doubt, the Culturo-Techno-Contextual Approach is a useful instructional theory applicable to all levels of an education system, all places of formal learning and a wide range of subject areas. However, we need first to address certain assumptions and limitations in order to get the most out of it.
The Zambian government’s plan to start reopening universities on 1 July has sparked concerns among lecturer unions and students that the move comes too early, and could see COVID-19 spread like wildfire among the student body and academics.
Africa Features
PHOTOAn evaluation by the Academy of Science of South Africa of South African educational journals has recommended that three out of 17 of those assessed be removed from the Department of Higher Education and Training’s official list of accredited journals. Four others were ‘conditionally’ accepted for the list.
Africa News
PHOTOA local newspaper in Northern Cyprus, Afrika Gazetesi, has agreed to change its masthead in which an ape is depicted after students said it reinforced racial stereotypes and was disturbing for African students based in Northern Cyprus.
Global Commentary
PHOTOThe COVID-19 crisis should provide an opportunity for Europe to reconsider its science funding models, particularly the emphasis on competitive funding, rethink organisational forms and careers and focus on a more cross-disciplinary approach to build a better and more sustainable future.
World Blog
PHOTOGraduate students face a complex web of problems relating to COVID-19, but universities often treat each problem individually without recognising how they impact on each other. The well-being of graduate students depends on universities being able to respond with this consideration in mind.
Global Features
PHOTOUnited States colleges have welcomed the US Supreme Court ruling on Thursday that the Trump administration’s decision to halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA programme was not legal, describing it as “arbitrary and capricious”. The ruling will prevent the deportation of thousands of students.
World Round-up
Update | Unsubscribe | Sent to:
Copyright 2020 University World News