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A story of hope and bravery
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 15:30

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.  

ROER4D team 2016 pic
ROER4D receives an Open Research Award 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 15:30

UCT’s Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project, hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) in CHED, was awarded an Open Research Award.

Stella Clark Teachers' Award 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 15:15

UCT students are invited to nominate a teacher who is currently teaching in a secondary school and who, in your opinion, deserves recognition for years of dedicated teaching to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. 

CHED on Facebook
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 09:45

CHED now has a Facebook page. Like our page and stay up to date with the latest CHED events, achievements, and debates.

Hope for prospective UCT students, despite disappointing NBT results
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:15

An article published by the Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) tells us how the National Benchmark Tests and the Academic Development Programme work together to support students:

"Students that do well on their National Senior Certificate (NSC) may find that they have disappointing National Benchmark Tests (NBT) results. However, they may still be accepted to the University of Cape Town, through the extended degree programmes in all faculties through the Academic Development Programme based in the Centre for Higher Education Development."

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National Benchmark Tests: Educators' documents
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 15:00

CETAP has released two documents aimed at educators to assist them in preparing their learners for the NBT.

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Science teachers share Stella Clark award 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 08:30

Stella Clark was an exceptional lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED). After her death in March 2005, family and friends set up the award in her memory to acknowledge her many years of dedicated service teaching students from educationally disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape and at UCT.

This year's joint winners were Kenneth Tshabalala from Lesiba Secondary School in Daveyton, Gauteng, and David de Storie from Harold Cressy High School, in central Cape Town.

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Extra-Mural Studies launches Summer School 2018
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 11:00

Participants at Summer School 2018 (15—26 January) can look forward to learning about brilliant little-known books, Irish literature, Frank Lloyd Wright, Coleridge, Graham Greene, Emily Hobhouse, artists and madness, earthquakes, the hydrogen bomb, the interconnectedness of the Universe, what human-Neanderthal hybrids might have looked like, the history and prehistory of horses in Africa, decolonisation, schizophrenia, future scenarios for South Africa, Buddhism, state capture, falconry, a century’s thinking against race, gardens, Greek philosophy, gentrification, the royal visit of 1947 and much, much more.

 

Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz
Unbundling and Rebundling: Contested Terrain in Higher Education - keynote at CSCL2017
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 15:15

This past month Associate Professor Laura Czerniewicz presented the opening keynote, “Unbundling and Rebundling: Contested Terrain in Higher Education”, at The 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) in Philadelphia, USA. 

Dr Janice McMillan
Dr Janice McMillan seconded to position of Acting Coordinator Social Responsiveness
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 17:15

Dr Janice McMillan of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) has been seconded part-time to the position of Acting Coordinator Social Responsiveness at UCT. This is an honour and certainly recognition for the amazing work that Janice has done and continues to do on campus and with communities around Cape Town. 

School-leaving and university entrance assessments in explaining performance in Engineering studies
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:30

"School-leaving and university entrance assessments in explaining performance in Engineering studies", by Robert Prince, Darlington Mutakwa, and Janine Dunlop, has been published in the Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Conference of the South African Society for Engineering Education.

New paper about the NBTs published
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:00

"School-leaving and university entrance assessments in explaining performance in Engineering studies", by Robert Prince, Darlington Mutakwa, and Janine Dunlop, has been published in the Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Conference of the South African Society for Engineering Education

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