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100 students make a summer (school)
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 09:15

A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.

Special Report: Open Educational Resources
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 - 14:30

The Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CILT) project, ROER4D (Research on Open Educational Resources for Development) is the focus of a special report in University World News.

Read the report.

CHED staffers recipients of the Collaborative Educational Practice awards
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 - 11:15

Congratulations to the multidisciplinary team, with members in departments across the Humanities and in the Centre for Higher Education Development, who are developing new teaching tools and materials, with the specific aim of strengthening teaching and shifting curriculum content, such that it supports students and validates their place within the university.

Read the Campus Communication.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 - 12:15

This innovative two-week 'summer school' style programme, run in Cape Town by staff from both the London School of Economics and UCT, provides an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across diverse subject areas.Click here to apply for the 2018 school.

Trending and topical: Summer School is here
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 14:45

Summer School is an excellent opportunity for UCT students to sample the many disciplines available at the university, which may inform further study, said Medee Rall, the director of the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS). Moreover, students pay just one quarter of the registration fees.

Bangeni & Kapp's new book
Bangeni & Kapp's new book
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - 14:45

Negotiating learning and identity in higher education by Dr Bongi Bangeni and A/Prof Rochelle Kapp, is the latest addition to the collaborative books produced jointly by CHED and other faculties at UCT.  The book addresses the issue of students’ multiple transitions in and out of the higher education system, and uniquely documents the agency they display as they negotiate the constraints of multiple contexts over time.

Emeritus Prof. Ian Scott on Education in South Africa
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 12:30

Emeritus Professor, Ian Scott has written a series of articles for the Mail & Guardian about issues in Basic and Higher Education in South Africa: "Without success, access will fail", "No quick fix for university crisis", and "Core issues besides finance and access hinder students' success". 

The Decolonial Turn: Is CHED there yet?
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 10:00

Since the student protests of 2015 and 2016, UCT, like many other universities in South Africa, has been grappling with the conceptual understanding of a “decolonised curriculum”. The Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG), appointed by the VC in 2016, has facilitated various engagements across the campus on different curriculum approaches to develop responses to the calls for “decolonisation” and “transformation” in HE.

It is against this backdrop and in keeping with the intention of UCT’s Strategic Planning Framework that the CHED Transformation Committee decided to embark on a series of participatory conversations on the urgent topic of Decolonisation of the Curriculum in CHED. 

Writing your World MOOC flyer
Writing Your World MOOC launch
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 - 17:45

"MOOCs are close to my heart" UCT's Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, told guests at the launch of CHED's first MOOC.

9th Annual Celebrating Health Sciences Education (CHSE) Conference, 2017
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 08:15

Hosted by the Department of Health Sciences Education, this year’s 9th Annual CHSE Conference was a space to engage with both innovative practice and research being done in the Faculty. 

Stella Clark award winners
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 - 08:45

Ms van Schoor, a Life Sciences teacher from The Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) and Mr Kuate, a mathematics teacher from Toli High School, were joint recipients of this year's Stella Clark Teachers' award.

Gay Tyler
CHED says goodbye to Gay Tyler
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 - 17:15

“Gay has been my pillar of strength”, heartfelt words from the acting dean of CHED, Associate Professor Mbulungeni Madiba as he expressed his sadness at the impending leave of Gay Tyler, human resources practitioner at CHED.