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Magda de Lange
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Magda de Lange

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I have a critical understanding of the changing context in which people learn, live and work locally, globally and virtually. I enjoy a holistic approach towards learning and development involving trans-disciplinary inquiry and integrated learning which facilitates collaboration and teamwork and the development of people’s self awareness and evaluation of their learning, working and social environments. I am highly attuned to the relationship between media, technology, work and learning, especially pertaining to the internationally minded person. I recognize media and technology as a valuable resource in the lives of people. Global thinkers are particularly adept at producing media and knowledge, rather than consuming the same.

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Global Learning Professional
Qualifications:
  • 2009-2011 MSSc Interdisciplinary Child Studies, Linkoping University, Sweden
  • 2005-2007 MA Adult Learning and Global Change, Linkoping University, Sweden
  • 1995 Pharmaceutical Marketing, Technikon SA, South Africa
  • 1992 BA Political Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 72
  • Followers 20
  • Follows 10
  • Votes given 45
  • Votes received 90
Questions Answers Comments Votes
11Feb
Six skills students need for their future and how to get them

Great list! I would like to add with a 7th point: Being open minded/internationally minded/intercultural intelligence is crucial to functioning in ...

11Feb

Are today's secondary school students prepared for the future? Are they leaving school or university ready to innovate? As a parent, you ...

05Feb

That's lots of questions! I'll pass on answering the punishment question as such and answer the others and see where that gets us. Trust, absolutely ...

04Feb

I know I m going to come across as a bit of a grumpy old curmudgeon, but I ve really got to get something off my chest. I ve ...

03Feb

No, there is no place for it. Under no circumstances is corporal punishment appropriate. Physical violence against a child is wrong. Plain wrong. And ...

02Feb
Are there any good apps that help parents keep up with the curriculum?

[https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8](https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8) Khan Academy is ...

02Feb
Is there still a place in today’s society for corporal punishment?

This question should not even arise in this day and age - the answer is no. There are laws protecting animals against abuse, adults against assault ...

02Feb
Best Young Adult fiction writers to buy for tweens and teens?

Did anyone suggest John Green (especially the Fault in our Stars) and Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... ...

14Jan

Of course we should express negativity towards education - if it warrants it. And we certainly shouldn't be trying to stifle our children's ...

14Jan
If male and female brains are different, should schooling be single sex?

I agree with Matt Thrower and those supporting his argument. Sex is not universal, but akin to gender is culturally and socially constructed. An ...

14Jan

I completely agree with Matt and Simon. I think that the point made about the real world not being gender segregated is important. We need to be able ...

14Jan

No, it shouldn't. Firstly, the research - if you read it rather than the headlines - is a study of mostly teen and adult males and females. It should ...

14Jan

No. Whatever the academic benefits (and I'm skeptical about those - this sort of attention grabbing science is often pretty dubious), school is about ...

14Jan
Should I follow my teen on Tumblr?

I would read it since it is in the public domain. There are users with quite terrifying usernames and even more terrifying content and not all teens ...

14Jan
Should we ever express any negativity towards education in front of our kids?

We openly discuss topics surrounding education and schooling at home, allowing the children an independent voice and a sense of efficacy. It is not ...

22Nov

Although my son is young, my wife and I work from home and notice that technology can have an effect on our relationship with him and each other. ...

21Nov

Most educational experts think there won't be any in the mid-future. Schools will still exist but they're going be structured around students' ...

20Nov
Does tech usage in your home have a negative effect on the time you spend with each other?

First of all breakfast, lunch and dinner is a family affair, we cook together, we eat together. We eat in the dining room and no TV or handheld ...

Q: Are there any good apps that help parents keep up with the curriculum?

A: [https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8](https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8) Khan Academy is ...

3 years ago

Q: Is there still a place in today’s society for corporal punishment?

A: This question should not even arise in this day and age - the answer is no. There are laws protecting animals against abuse, adults against assault ...

3 years ago

Q: Best Young Adult fiction writers to buy for tweens and teens?

A: Did anyone suggest John Green (especially the Fault in our Stars) and Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... ...

3 years ago

Q: If male and female brains are different, should schooling be single sex?

A: I agree with Matt Thrower and those supporting his argument. Sex is not universal, but akin to gender is culturally and socially constructed. An ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I follow my teen on Tumblr?

A: I would read it since it is in the public domain. There are users with quite terrifying usernames and even more terrifying content and not all teens ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we ever express any negativity towards education in front of our kids?

A: We openly discuss topics surrounding education and schooling at home, allowing the children an independent voice and a sense of efficacy. It is not ...

3 years ago

Q: Does tech usage in your home have a negative effect on the time you spend with each other?

A: First of all breakfast, lunch and dinner is a family affair, we cook together, we eat together. We eat in the dining room and no TV or handheld ...

3 years ago

Q: Do your teens take selfies?

A: Yes we all do! That is if we wish to be visible in a digital world and be in control of the image we wish to portray. Selfies provide a way of ...

3 years ago

Q: Any gift ideas for creative young kids?

A: A camera, a stack of clay, pens, pencils, drawing pads! Imagine the opportunities from creating claymations to digital stories, visual narratives and ...

3 years ago

Q: Should your kids use the same social media tools as you?

A: _Should children and adults use the same media tools?_ Children are taking a central position in the organisation of media worldwide, especially in ...

3 years ago

Q: Why Facebook is losing teenage users?

A: Teens are all about expressing their own individuality. Being faced with the same old bog standard white and blue layout and design (not too ...

3 years ago

Q: How does technology make children good readers?

A: There are great tools and websites to enhance the reading experience. One example is ...

3 years ago

Q: At what age is it appropriate to leave kids at home while you work in the holidays?

A: It depends on where one lives and whether there is a law in place regarding leaving children home alone. Some states in the US specify the legal ...

3 years ago

Q: Has any research been done involving recommending educational apps to parents and potential enhanced school progress?

A: [http://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201205/McManis_YC0512.pdf](http://www.naeyc.org/yc/files/yc/file/201205/McManis_YC0512.pdf) The reference list ...

3 years ago

Q: Should schools ban pupils from using slang?

A: I agree with both Cal and David. I also find it very interesting that in a society such as South Africa, adults resort to using slang more and more. ...

3 years ago

Q: Would you invite the entire class for your kid's birthday party?

A: I certainly do not agree with the headteacher since a birthday party is a personal event and not a school excursion. BUT - in my experience the ...

3 years ago

Q: Should parents check their children's devices for signs of them being a bully?

A: I would also say yes. I know of a 12 year old boy who has been bullying another boy at school relentlessly and his parents refused to admit the ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you go on parents' nights out with your school?

A: The opportunity to attend an event with other parents are most valuable! Our children has thus far attended different schools in different countries: ...

3 years ago

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