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!
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.
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.
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.