As one of CHED's departments, the Higher and Adult Education Studies and Development Unit (HAESDU) has as its mission the professional development of academic staff and educators of adults, and the development of institutional systems which support the teaching and learning of traditional and non-traditional students. The central aim of the HAESDU is to provide the university community, particularly its academic staff, with a range of resources and opportunities to develop professionally in their role as facilitators of teaching and learning and in their role as managers of teaching and learning processes. HAESDU also aims to contribute to the professional development of adult education, training and development practitioners in other sites of practice.
In addition to their disciplinary expertise in adult learning and higher-education studies, staff in HAESDU bring a range of experiences to their work with academic staff: classroom teaching of traditional students and adult learners, curriculum development at course and programme level, development of quality systems for teaching and learning at institutional and national level, evaluation of courses and programmes, and policy development and implementation.
For more information visit the HAESDU website.
Areas of study
There are two areas of educational specialisation in HAESDU: Higher Education Studies with a sub-specialization in Teaching and Learning, and Adult Education studies. Both of these specialisations offer Master's and PhD level programmes through UCT's School of Education, as well as undergraduate courses for educators of adults.
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