Posts Tagged ‘Literacy development’

Why big business must get behind reading

This article was first published by Business Day Live on 25 November 2015. There is a business product with a proven rate of return in excess of one thousand percent in emerging markets. In South Africa, demand for it outstrips supply by at least two to one. Estimates are that the national GDP would be at […]

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Posted on 3 December 2015 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Growing young readers and writers: underpinnings of the Nal’ibali National Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign

The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign aims to revive and deepen our appreciation of stories and narrative as being not only essential as the primary way we as human beings remember and organise our thoughts and conceptual worlds, but also the basis for critical thinking and meaningful education for all children. In this learning brief, the work of Nal’ibali […]

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Posted on 19 February 2015 under Hands-on Issue 12 (Sept-Dec 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Resourceful Young Children, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Yes, we can: the ‘how to’ of creating school libraries that support self-directed approaches to learning.

The Bookery facilitates the development of support structures in under-resourced schools to create an optimal environment to deliver sustained literacy programmes. Their goal is to see school libraries as spaces that engender creativity, learning, critical thinking, literacy development and a desire to explore knowledge. To date, they have supported the establishment of forty school libraries. […]

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Posted on 19 February 2015 under Hands-on Issue 12 (Sept-Dec 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Implementation Experience.

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How to get born frees reading: model enjoyment and speak to their souls

At DGMT, one of our key strategic priorities is to nurture and grow a culture of reading in South Africa, where only 14% of people are active readers of books – so I was excited to attend a panel discussion on “Getting born frees reading” at last month’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town. At […]

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Posted on 10 October 2014 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign

The Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign is a campaign with a difference. It starts from the premise that stories – oral and written – are as important for literacy development as the more technical aspects of learning to sound or spell out words, write neatly and do grammar. In this learning brief, campaign co-ordinator PRAESA, takes a critical […]

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Posted on 11 September 2014 under Hands-on Issue 11 (May-Jun 2014), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Implementation Experience.

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National call for the development of a Charter Of Children’s Literacy Rights

This International Literacy Day, the Nal’ibali reading for enjoyment campaign, is calling on everyone in South Africa – children, moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, librarians, teachers, fellow literacy organisations, reading clubs and communities – to help shape a Charter of Children’s Literacy Rights to honour and guide our children’s right to literacy. A love of stories […]

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Posted on 4 September 2013 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest.

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Learning from experience – Building a Monitoring and Evaluation system for FunDza

The FunDza Literacy Trust aims to improve reading for pleasure and access to interesting books for “book poor” teens and young adults from poor communities.  In early 2013, FunDza commissioned a literature review to investigate the current practice of measurement and evaluation in the fields of literacy and mobile learning to inform aspects of their […]

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Posted on 31 May 2013 under Hands-on Issue 7 (Jan-Apr 2013), Hands-on Learning Briefs, Learning Briefs: Creative Learners, Opportunity 1: Implementation Experience, Opportunity 6: Implementation Experience.

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Literacy: The simple profound something we can all do

By Carole Bloch “In this society which urgently needs to educate citizens to be articulate and literate, there is something simple but profound we can all do – we can tell and read stories to children. Far from being a luxury, the story habit establishes in children the sturdy bedrock on which to grow the […]

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Posted on 6 March 2013 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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What we learned about basic literacy education in India – The Pratham’s Joint Review Mission

I recently had the good fortune of taking a trip to Delhi to participate in Pratham’s Joint Review Mission (JRM) to assess their work on the ground across India with a really interesting International team. After remarkable progress across many states in India, Pratham arranged this progress review with a view to continuous improvement, an […]

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Posted on 10 January 2013 under Creative Learners, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.

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Supporting literacy development on National Children’s day

TIPS TO ENHANCE CHILD  LITERACY  THIS  CHILDREN’S  DAY Saturday 03 November  is  National  Children’s  Day. Nal’ibali,  a  new national reading-for-enjoyment- initiative, provides these simple tips to easily turn any environment into one that encourages literacy learning, emotional bonding and fun. These can be used in the home or any other environment. Tips to creating a […]

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Posted on 31 October 2012 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest.

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