UCT academics expressed mixed feelings about blended learning, which was one of the strategies adopted to complete the academic programme during the 2016/17 student protests, researcher Genevieve Haupt said at the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor Lis Lange, has called on the university community to build a collective sense and common purpose around student success and experience at the University of Cape Town (UCT). This, she said, is imperative if UCT is to achieve the same level of academic excellence as its research enterprise.
Lange was speaking at the opening of the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference on 17 July, with its theme ‘Care. Connect. Create.’
A new emphasis on multilingualism in South African universities is gaining momentum through a translanguaging project currently under way at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
The project, led by Professor Mbulungeni Madiba at the Multilingualism Education Project (MEP) in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), is aimed at bringing students’ multilingual resources into the classroom.
When Sfiso Kubeka realised that bursaries were readily available to pupils who excelled in Maths, he made it his life’s mission to help learners at Menzi High School in uMlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, not only excel at the subject but love it too. This week a decade of hard work, dedication and humility as a Maths and Science teacher paid off when he received the 2018 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.
How do researchers develop their data curation skills in order to participate in the emerging field of data management and sharing, and do so in an ethical, legal way?
In this presentation, Michelle Willmers and Thomas King from the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project share their experiences and insights around curating and publishing data in a large-scale Global South networked project.