Thought Piece: ‘Excellence’ in a climate of contestation and challenges by Prof Lindsay Clowes (UWC)

As underlined by recent student activism, Higher Education in South Africa faces a range of challenges.  The systemic legacies of our apartheid and colonial past, alongside global challenges of health, food and water security, environmental degradation and so on shape the futures of our students just as they continue to shape institutions of higher education. [...]

2017-10-25T07:48:59+00:00

CHE-HELTASA National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards 2017 Call

The CHE-HELTASA teaching awards committee is calling for applications for the National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards. In 2017 these awards are supported by a grant from the Department of Higher Education and Training. Universities are invited to nominate up to three individuals or teaching teams for these prestigious national awards. The awards provide an opportunity [...]

2017-02-21T17:35:19+00:00

2016 National Excellence in Teaching Awards Booklet

The 2016 National Teaching Excellence Award winners come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and institutional contexts. Common to them all is the ability to create environments in which their students can flourish as learners regardless of what or where they are learning. Given the very different levels of resourcing in this country and [...]

2017-05-19T13:39:52+00:00

5th Annual Learning, Teaching & Assessment Symposium

Transformative learning “involves transforming frames of reference through critical reflection of assumptions,validating contested beliefs through discourse,taking action on one’s reflective insight, and critically assessing it” Jack Mezirow (1997). […]

2017-05-19T13:39:58+00:00