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Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Multilingual Education Project, which is based in the Centre for Higher Education Development, has handed certificates to 72 excited students who completed the isiXhosa Communication Skills course during the first semester in 2016. The certificate ceremony was held on 18th May 2016. The students who were awarded certificates included 22 foreign students and students from departments such as Dietetics, Philosophy and Psychology.  

Publication Date:
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:45
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In August 2013 the Council for Higher Education (CHE) released “A proposal for undergraduate curriculum reform in South Africa: A case for a flexible curriculum structure” (CHE, 2013). The argument was that the current curriculum structures pose a systemic obstacle to access and success that can only be overcome through deliberate intervention at a systemic level. One of its key strategies is increased investment in ear-marked funding for extended curriculum programmes, also known as foundation programmes. The question however is, will these extended curriculum programmes as they are currently being implemented enable the systemic reform required? In 2014 a multi-institutional research and development project was launched to consider the effectiveness of the current extended curriculum programmes. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:30

Gadija Arend is the smiling lady who greets you as you enter the Writing Centre.  It has been fifteen years since Gadija first joined ADP, CHED.  As the Administrator of the Writing Centre, Gadija shares how the workplace has evolved over time, as well as some of her realisations after she suffered a stroke last October. 

Publication Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 15:15

The FHS Writing Lab, which provides specialist writing support for Health Sciences staff and students, celebrated its official launch on Thursday 19 May. The launch, which forms part of the Health Sciences month-long Language Festival, is just one of the ways in which the faculty is showcasing their constructive engagement with language and inclusivity. 

Publication Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:30