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‘Pillar of strength’ wins 2019 Stella Clark award
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 - 12:30

Shongwe, who teaches at Mandlesive Secondary School in Mpumalanga, was selected to receive the prestigious University of Cape Town (UCT) accolade thanks to Sifumba’s sterling nomination to the Stella Clark Teachers’ Award committee.

Clarke was a language development lecturer in UCT’s Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), and the award seeks to honour her memory by shining a spotlight on teachers making a marked difference in the lives of disadvantaged children in underprivileged communities.

Charmza Madiba
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 - 13:00

CHED’s Prof Mbulungeni Madiba is CHARMZA of the month for role in launching UCT’s 1st Khoisan Khoekhoegowab language course.

Five things I learnt at d-school
Fri, 24 May 2019 - 13:45

A one-day introductory course into design thinking offered UCT staff and students valuable insights into this problem-solving skill and writer Carla Bernardo jumped at the chance to take part. Here she shares what she learnt.

Fostering multilingualism on campus
Fri, 17 May 2019 - 17:45

Multilingualism is a form of development and empowerment at a time when some of the...

Em Prof Ian Scott
A proud day for Ian Scott and a triumph for Academic Development work
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 17:30

ADP Director, A/Prof Ermien van Pletzen, reflects on the proud moment that Em Prof Ian Scott is awarded an Honorary Doctorate for his life's dedication and contribution to Academic Development. 

Includes links to video excerpts of his citation and graduation.

Writing Centre gets new home sweet home
Thu, 02 May 2019 - 15:15

The Writing Centre, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) one-stop shop for students and staff needing to hone their writing, comprehension and textual analysis skills, has a new home in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library’s Vincent Kolbe Knowledge Commons

Opportunity alone does nothing – Phakeng
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 - 10:30

“An opportunity in and of itself produces nothing. It’s what you do with that opportunity that makes a difference.”

Fourth UCT degree for EMS director
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 - 09:30

Research into the way the San have been represented in Iziko South African Museums over the past 100 years has earned University of Cape Town (UCT) academic Medeé Rall her PhD in education – her fourth from the institution.

Higher education research results via MOOC
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 - 10:30

The results of a two-year investigation into changes in the higher education landscape here and in the UK will be widely shared via a specially created MOOC.

UNESCO Chair for ‘open education’ professor
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 09:45

The title of UNESCO Chair in Open Education and Social Justice has been awarded to the CHED's Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, associate professor in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT).

Journeys in research writing
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 - 09:30

Sign up to do The Journeys in Research Writing course, a free, 5-week, online research writing course developed by the Language Development Group in CHED at UCT. 

New MOOC: The Unbundled University, the Market and Digital Technology
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 - 13:00

Market forces and technology are changing the landscape of higher education. This course, a unique collaboration between two leading universities, explores one of the key changes in the context of global inequality: the unbundling of higher education.

Sign up for the course, which starts on the 11th of March.