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.
‘MOOCs are close to my heart,’ stated UCT’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price at the launch of Writing Your World, on 18 September 2017, as he commended the MOOC design team, and described MOOCs as a priority for VC strategic funding.
Writing Your World is the tenth UCT MOOC designed for learners across the globe. It is a free online gateway course preparing the students to meet the academic demands at university, particularly in relation to academic writing. It runs over four weeks on the Coursera platform and has been designed jointly by staff in the Language Development Group (LDG) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED).
Initiated by Dr Rachel Weiss, the Patient Partner Programme promotes patient-centred communication and authentic engagement. Dr Natashia Muna is involved in the project and is co-supervising a student with Dr Weiss.
Read more on the UCT website: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2017-06-29-becoming-partners-in-care
ADP staff member, Dr Mathilde van Der Merwe recently spoke over Afrikaans radio (RSG), about writing in academic and popular science genres. Here is the link to the podcast:
The conversation with Dr van Der Merwe starts from 10:24.