HELTASA Special Interest Groups

The 10 HELTASA Special Interest Groups play an important role of contributing to the advancement of the main goals of HELTASA. These groups of highly committed HELTASA researchers, scholars and practitioners act as advocates of SOTL in higher education while focusing on their specific individual themes. On an annual basis, the SIGS plan activities or [...]


HELTASA SIGs upcoming events for 2017

During the ICED: HELTASA conference in November, 2016 the various HELTASA SIGs had productive meetings and workshop. The meetings resulted with the generation of the following exciting events to look forward to in 2017. SIG Name Contact/Convenor Event/Activity Writing Centre Puleng Sefalane – CPUT Email: Sefalanep@cput.ac.za Writing Symposium 2017 Invitations open for institution [...]


Learning to teach in higher education in South Africa

An investigation into the influences of institutional context on the professional learning of academics in their roles as teachers This report forms part of the National Research Foundation (NRF) – funded project entitled “The interplay of structure, culture and agency: contextual influences on the professional development of academics as teachers in higher education in South [...]


A special virtual issue of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Peter Khan, editor of Teaching in Higher Education, and Sally Bradley, from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), have put together this virtual special issue focusing on 'a scholarly basis for teaching practices in higher education', representing a joint initiative between the journal and the HEA. The issue makes a set of articles from the journal [...]


HERDSA Conference 2017

The call for proposals for next year’s HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia) conference is now open. The conference will be held in Sydney, Australia from 27 - 30 June. The theme of the conference is Curriculum Transformation. Effective curriculum transformation is seen to optimise the curriculum as a framework for student [...]