Writing Your World MOOC
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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First Year Experience
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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Thursday, 9 December 2021
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
‘Why do we put theory in the subject position?'

This was one of the central questions asked at a CHED presentation entitled ‘Theory as a verb – Working with dilemmas in educational development’. Offered jointly by Lucia Thesen from the Language Development Group, UCT and Lynn Coleman from Fundani, CPUT, the talk focused on the four moments that could bring out the process of turning theory into a verb, and its effects on writing research.  But first, the presenters shared their dilemmas in the current higher education climate.

Publication Date:
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 11:15
ADP overview 2017

The completion of our 2017 Annual Report provided an opportunity to create a visual overview of our activities for the year. View our one-pager, which tells you, at a glance, how many enrolments our courses had, the number of publications we produced, consultations we conducted, and much more. 


Publication Date:
Thu, 31 May 2018 - 15:30