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From my conference presentation at the Association of Educational Development in Africa - 14th of April in Cape Town
Posted on 04/05/2015 08:39:13

Andew Nash, dialectics, dialogue, Socratic/Platonic dialectics and the Popperian and Aristotelian propositional logic

Remember the objective of the dialectic is to develop, improve and transform ideas, thinking, arguments and situations by doing the three senses.  The objective of the propositional is to validate ideas, arguments and explanations (theories) by invalidating, if the/an alternative, contradictory, ideas, explanations, thinking and argument cannot be falsified by the examined then the examined is invalid/ated.  Look at the difference in searching for ways forward and development and how to do it.  The propositional does not allow contradictions whilst the dialectical draws on them. And thus the dialectic can include the propositional, but the propositional cannot include the dialectical and must reject and invalidate to exist as a valid construct 
Posted on 04/05/2015 08:31:24


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Posted on 08/04/2015 11:59:29

nepotism and consultancies

Zuma is talking about nepotism and those who are hired as professionals are paying consultants to do the job they are paid to do. What to do about it?, What is the solution?
Posted on 25/03/2015 10:24:16

bandoning the teaching of subjects and focusing on phenomena and improving the lives of individuals trans-disciplinaril

Research101 » Forums » News forum » Abandoning the teaching of subjects at schools   Abandoning the teaching of subjects at schools by Alon Serper - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 8:59 AM   http://qz.com/367487/goodbye-math-and-history-finland-wants-to-abandon-teaching-subjects-at-school/   here is my gist of it   "Instead, the Finns are teaching phenomena—such as the European Union, which encompasses learning languages, history, politics, and geography...   No more of an hour of history followed by an hour of chemistry. The idea aims to eliminate one of the biggest gripes of students everywhere: “What is the point of learning this?” Now, each subject is anchored to the reason for learning it...   The new system is much more collaborative, forcing teachers from different areas to come up with the curriculum together." --  This is a good start.  We need to connect it to current emotion-laden and embodied knowledge issues:  And of course, for me, the propositional cannot work and the dialectical is far superior epistemologically, ontologically and educationally.   Hence my exercises from yesterday as the issues of colonialism leads to emotions firing up:   Emotions without knowledge and critical analysis and dialectical scrutiny leads to indoctrination and exploitation and a feudal system of those who use the emotions without analysis and critical engagement, formulating questions, enquiring, co-enquiring and working at improving individuals’ lives using everything we have    
Posted on 24/03/2015 09:25:18

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 Hallo,I would like to congratulate our President of the SRC. I hope the President in her term will make an effort to connect with part-time students like us. In my years as a part time student, I have not had a feeling that these important community is viewed as part of the university popul...
Posted on 03/02/2015 09:52:21

Purchasing of Tablets/Laptops with Nfas book allowance

The move to allow students to use their book allowance to purchase laptops and tablets is great. however the products on offer from van schaik (george campus) is not of great quality and overpriced. we can only buy product from approved vendors or rather vendors listed on the merchant list a...
Posted on 03/07/2014 11:00:33

RE:AcerEdu discounts

This reply is from Jacques Wessells, Facilities Planner, ICT Services.Both the Acer and Lenovo prices and products to students are the result of the ASAUDIT working group for student laptops and supported by the PURCO group. In short ASAUDIT is a standalone organisation made up of all participati...
Posted on 15/02/2012 13:16:35

AcerEdu discounts

Is anyone else not impressed at all by the AcerEdu discounts? Every notebook for sale can be purchased either for less (R1600 less in the case of the most expensive model) or at very similar prices from major online retailers in SA. The bundled Windows 7 Professional and Office 2010 Professional ...
Posted on 10/02/2012 11:23:19


The gym at 2nd ave was managed by the Sport Management staff and students (academic programme) The swimming pool was never part of the gym. We as sport management did however agree to keep an eye on the pool in terms of who was using it etc. The maintenanvce and upkeep of the pool was - and...
Posted on 27/01/2012 14:58:22


The pool on the 2nd Avenue campus was part of the gym. The gym has been converted into offices and the archives of the university. The pool is unfortunately no longer operational.
Posted on 17/10/2011 12:57:31


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