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Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Writing Across Borders - New course in African Studies

A new course, AXL 1203S Writing Across Borders, is on offer in the second semester of 2019 in African Studies.  This course has been designed by ADP staff, Gideon Nomdo, Aditi Hunma, Moeain Arend, and Sean Samson, in collaboration with colleagues from the African Studies Section at UCT.  

Publication Date:
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 - 12:00
The meeting point of workplace and academic literacies in the RPL process

The RPL process for admission into Adult Education courses at UCT was revisited in 2018 to see how a Portfolio Development Course can facilitate a dialogical process between brought along workplace literacies and the required academic literacies.  ADP staff were invited to offer Academic literacy workshops in October and November 2018, as part of sessions offered by Alan Ralphs, Linda Cooper, Salma Ismail and other Adult Education staff, to help participants articulate their prior professional and personal experiences in ways that would be legitimated by the university.

Publication Date:
Fri, 30 Nov 2018 - 13:30
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