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Writing Your World 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...
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A student’s first year at university is a big transition. The first year brings new experiences, and new ways of learning. First-Year Experience (FYE) at UCT aims to support you during your first year at university. FYE will guide you through this...
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Journeys in Research Writing course
If you are thinking about doing postgraduate research or have just begun your research, this course is for you. It has been designed by an experienced CHED team, and serves as a flexible resource to take you through the initial steps of research...
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Friday, 18 January 2019
Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa

An edited collection, "Teaching in extended programmes in South Africa: classroom contexts, lecturer identities and teaching practices", due to be published in December 2018, "attempts to offer a window into the daily teaching realities of university lecturers working in the extended curriculum and first year domains at local universities".

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Nov 2018 - 09:00
Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

"...we’ve come up with a series of questions to encourage academics across faculties to unearth some of the norms, assumptions and everyday practices that are taken for granted and which may be entangled in the “hidden curriculum”. This might help us to think through the “how” as well as the “what”, as a first practical step towards “decolonising” our teaching."

Humanities Education Development Unit's Shannon Morreira and Associate Professor, Kathy Luckett report on the work of a working group called "Decolonising Pedagogy in the Humanities". 

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 08:30
Writing pathways: a network of writing courses and resources

The Language Development Group in CHED 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.

Publication Date:
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 - 14:15
Emeritus Professor Bette Davidowitz

Last year we saw the retirement of ADP stalwart Associate Professor Bette Davidowitz, fondly known as Dr Dee whose teaching philosophy has been greatly informed by Boyer. Emeritus professor Bette Davidowitz obtained her first degree at UCT in 1973, completing a PhD in chemistry 11 years later.  Being at UCT at the inception of the Academic Development Programme she has been instrumental in shaping the offering in chemistry specifically, and science more broadly.

Publication Date:
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 12:00