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Negotiating learning and identity in higher education: access, persistence and retention
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:30

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.

Negotiating learning and identity in higher education
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:00

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.

Writing Your World MOOC launch
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 18:00

‘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). 

Authentic engagement - Patient partner programme
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 12:45

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

Radio talk on writing in academic and popular science genres
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 16:30

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:

http://rsg.co.za/images/upload/sound/klanke/20170611_DIE_TALE_WAT_ONS_PRAAT.mp3

The conversation with Dr van Der Merwe starts from 10:24.

: Emmanuel Nxumalo with other participants from the programme (back row, second from the left)
Emmanuel Nxumalo attends Science and Technology programme in Japan
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:15

24 February 2017

Emmanuel Nxumalo, a third-year electrical engineering student and ASPECT alumnus, was selected to attend the Meiji University’s Science and Technology programme in Japan. Only five international students were selected to attend. The programme introduced them to various aspects of science and technology and also offered introductory lectures on Japanese society, culture and language.

Thabang Molapo
Commerce EDU's Thabang Molapo excels in SAIGA exams
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:15

23 February 2017

Thabang Molapo, a Commerce EDU graduate, is currently serving his second year Audit articles with the Office of the Auditor General in the Western Cape . In a few weeks’ time he will be jetting off to Pretoria to celebrate being among the Top 5 for his SAIGA final qualifying professional board exams (SAIGA is the premium professional body for accountants and auditors in the public sector). Congratulations Thabang, and our very best wishes for the years ahead. Read Thabang’s inspirational letter on the Student Views page.

Academic literacy MOOC
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:00

23 February 2017

In 2016 the Language Development Group were selected and awarded funding to offer a gateway MOOC on academic literacy (in collaboration with CILT). The team have been hard at work and have started 2017 in front of the cameras. The four week MOOC will use the topical theme of 'identity and mobility in an ever-changing world' to promote ways of reading and writing in academia.  The course will be directed specifically at students in their gap year, first year students, mature students resuming their studies - and the whole world! 

Mariam Bardien in action at NAPP 2017
ADP Presentation to NAPP
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 16:00

30 January 2017

The New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP) run by the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) provides opportunities for new academics at UCT to develop as educators, researchers and members of the university community. ADP participated in the residential part of the programme that took place from 25 to 27 January at the Mont Fleur Conference Centre close to Stellenbosch.

Numeracy Centre receives accolades at a Conference in Berlin
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 09:45

15 August 2016

Dr Sheena Rughubar-Reddy, a Numeracy Centre lecturer, returned from a conference in Berlin in July where the Numeracy Centre was praised by one of the organisers, Professor Iddo Gal.  Prof Gal is an international expert on statistical literacy and who visited the Numeracy Centre a couple of years ago.

Writing and quantitative literacies workshops for 100Up students - A School Improvement Initiative
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 13:15

19 July 2016

The Writing Centre and the Numeracy Centre of ADP ran two two-hour workshops for the participants in the 100UP Grade 12 residential holiday camp programme in July. Academic literacies are vitally important for success at university and often present obstacles to first year students, so it was exciting for ADP staff to have the opportunity to introduce these promising grade 12 learners to the literacy requirements of university study.

The Faculty of Health Sciences Writing Lab Celebrates their Launch
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:45

24 May 2016

The FHS Writing Lab, which provides specialist writing support for Health Sciences staff and students, celebrated its official launch on Thursday 19 May. The launch, which forms part of the Health Sciences month-long Language Festival, is just one of the ways in which the faculty is showcasing their constructive engagement with language and inclusivity.

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