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Writing pathways: a network of writing courses and resources
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 - 08:45

CHED's Language Development Group has developed a suite of writing options for postgraduates. These writing pathways are assemblages of courses and resources students can access during their time at university.

Finuala Dowling on tour
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 14:30

Finuala Dowling, Senior Lecturer in CHED's Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS), has published a new book of poetry, Pretend you don't know me: new and selected poems. She will be launching the book in a series of readings at literary festivals in the UK in October. 

So long, but not goodbye
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 - 15:15

Associate Professor Suellen Shay may be stepping down from her position as dean of the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), but she will remain within the department. Her colleagues – past and present – celebrated the invaluable role she has played over the past five years during a special tea in the ZK Matthews Gallery.

Epic opportunities at Job Expo
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 - 09:30

This year’s Epic Job Expo, organised by the Careers Service, was the largest of its kind held at the University of Cape Town, combining five expos into one and giving students a unique opportunity to meet multiple possible future employers on a single day.

Academics conflicted by blended learning during protests
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 - 09:00

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.

Adopt Mbembe’s ‘pedagogies of presence’ – Lis Lange
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 09:30

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.’

Translanguaging: Facilitating multilingual teaching
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 14:45

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.

Collaborating and partnering for change
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 - 15:45

We are excited to release a booklet which showcases CHED's contributions to UCT's Strategic Plan, 2016-2020.

Download CHED: Collaborating and partnering for change: 2013-2017 to find out about our many collaborations and partnerships with schools, departments, Faculties, students, and academic staff over the past five years that have contributed to UCT's five strategic goals. 

Munich study trip for 100UP protégé
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 11:30

100UP protégé and final-year environmental and geographical science student Mkhuseli Nxozana will spend most of August at the Munich International Summer University’s Summer Academy.

CILT celebrates strides in digital education
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 13:30

CHED's Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) celebrated their many successes in the digital education space at an event on 7 June.

MOOC-takers Research Project
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 - 14:30

Have you taken any FutureLearn courses? Do you live in Africa? The UCT MOOCs Project needs your input for their research on MOOC-takers in Africa!

Fill in their survey.

Unsung Hero Wins 2018 Stella Clark Teachers' Award
Fri, 11 May 2018 - 11:45

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.

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