07 Aug 2018 webgap
10 Percent Concept Presentation
Congratulations to our students for their amazing 10% projects and their wonderful presentations on Friday. The 10% project is Greenside Design Center’s unique answer to the call for community engagement in higher education and is where the college dedicates 10 percent of its teaching and learning time to improve the life of communities through design. The initiative sees students working in multidisciplinary teams and across different yeas of study to tackle pressing issues for the greater good. We are very grateful for the participation of this year’s communities and thank them for collaborating with us during the past four weeks. In attendance at the final presentations were representatives from the Living Room and Temple Botanica, the Ilima Learning Centre, the IDEA Collective and the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation. We trust that our student work will make a positive contribution to your future endeavours. Keep an eye on our 10% website as we start uploading this year’s projects. They are free to use for all likeminded community engagement initiatives. See http://www.10percent.co.za/ for more.
Also worth mentioning is that the 2018 10% initiative marks another impressive milestone in our continued commitment to community engagement. Having already received the international Design for All Award from the International Federation of Interior Designers and Architects in 2009, this year’s project celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new accolade; endorsement from the International Council of Design (ico-D). This endorsement places the initiative alongside a “select group of international activities” that “promote the value of design” and “demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice”. See the http://www.ico-d.org/ for more.
09 Oct 2018 webgap
Matric Students Feedback from our Matric Workshops
Student #1 This workshop was a great experience and was very insightful. I definitely learned a lot in a sense of interpreting examination questions, how to understand certain questions and concepts and it was definitely a huge help in preparation for matric exams. I look forward to applying the knowledge and techniques I learned in my studying for not only Life science but also applying it in my other subjects as well.Student #2On the 6th of October 2018, I attended the Matric Workshop for Life Sciences at Greenside Design Centre. I felt that this workshop was highly beneficial to me not on ...