DIRECT LINK TO DAILY MAVERICK ARTICLE: There is a growing body of evidence and practice that speaks to the importance of learner wellbeing in schools – not only in how it impacts academic performance but in terms of optimal youth development. Patti Silbert and Tembeka Mzozoyana • 13 June 2019
How can universities — often perceived as ivory towers — help identify the obstacles to learning at the school level? A book, Partnerships in Action, attempts to answer this question and to find solutions. The University of Cape Town’s Schools Improvement Initiative identified a potential partner in Intshayelelo Primary School. Beyond collaborating on the book, academics and principals have learnt from one another about the classroom.