The Skills-Universe Book Club


The Skills-Universe Book Club

For skills-universe members to discuss what they are reading or add book reviews.

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Latest Activity: Oct 10

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Is there a relationship between education, skills, and employment growth?

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by sylvia hammond Aug 16, 2014. 6 Replies

The objectives of the Skills Development Act include increasing productivity and international competitiveness, and to support this effort under the Department of Labour we have the Productivity Management Institute.  After nearly 15 years therefore…Continue

Tags: neoliberal, demand, Motala, Vally, labour

Book Launch Education, Economy and Society

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Michael van der Schyf Jul 22, 2014. 3 Replies

Skills-universe members will be interested in this book; many of the names will be very familiar to those involved in education, skills development and training.Edited by Salim Vally and Enver Motala, this book includes contributions by Neville…Continue

Tags: value, transformed, knowledge, skills, purpose

Manuals for self study

Started by Des Squire Jul 22, 2014. 0 Replies

I have written a selection of manuals on various topics that may be of interest to members of Skills Universe. These manuals cover topics for school leavers, ETD pactitioners, managers, supervisors and many more. If you would like some more…Continue

Nelson Mandela’s Mega Personal Branding Secrets

Started by Karl Smith - The Networking Guy Jan 13, 2014. 0 Replies

The purpose of this book is to help you to uncover and build your own authentic personal brand as we journey in some of the footsteps of Nelson Mandela (respectfully referred to hereinafter by the clan name "Madiba" by which he is widely…Continue

Higher Education in America by Derek Bok a Washington Post review

Started by sylvia hammond. Last reply by Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) Sep 30, 2013. 4 Replies

South Africans are well-known for self criticism - always thinking that our nation is the only one with problems - or not getting things quite right.  The implication is always that somewhere "over there" someone else has all the answers.  Well this…Continue

Tags: campus, amenities, Harvard, MOOC, colleges

“The new learning revolution: How Britain can lead the world in learning, education and schooling.”

Started by Wilma de Villiers. Last reply by Cas Olivier Jun 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Authors:  Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos.  Price:  R300  It was published in 2005 and the ISBN nr is 978 1 85539 183. On the back page it says, “Not just a book on learning:  A formula to rethink society.”   The print and the layout of the book…Continue

Tags: energy, affect, learning, brain, methods

The DNA of great teachers

Started by Wilma de Villiers. Last reply by Cas Olivier May 28, 2013. 10 Replies

Author:  Casper OlivierCan be ordered directly from Casper Olivier (member of Skills Universe)The sentence, “To all learners who are in need of great teachers”, immediately caught my attention. I like the layout of the book and the print (font) that…Continue

Improving learning Transfer

Started by Wilma de Villiers May 18, 2013. 0 Replies

Author:  Cyril KirwanPublished: 2009The book is ‘a guide to getting more out of what you put into your training’. Kirwan explores the factors that affect transfer of learning to the workplace. This book is very practical and easy to read.  He makes…Continue

The DNA of Great Teachers

Started by Cas Olivier. Last reply by Cas Olivier Apr 2, 2013. 8 Replies

The following motivated me to write the book: The DNA of Great Teachers Students prayerBy UMBERTO MATURAN Don't impose on me what you know I want to explore the unknownAnd be the source of my own discoveries Let the known be my liberation, not my…Continue

“The Last lecture: lessons in living”. Author: Randy Pausch

Started by Wilma de Villiers Apr 1, 2013. 0 Replies

The summary at the back of this book: “If you only had a short time to live, what would your do?”More than five million copies of this book have been sold.  This book is the legacy to the author’s three young children, because he was diagnosed with…Continue


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