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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Saturday, 19 January 2019
Academic literacy MOOC

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! 

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 - 16:00
Mariam Bardien in action at NAPP 2017
ADP Presentation to NAPP

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 - 16:00
Numeracy Centre receives accolades at a Conference in Berlin

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 - 09:45
Writing and quantitative literacies workshops for 100Up students - A School Improvement Initiative

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.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 - 13:15