Care and Connection: Understanding the lived experiences during COVID-19

We are living through truly extraordinary times; a period of time defined by tremendous uncertainty, change and anxiety. Higher education has had to - quite literally - flip a switch and move to online teaching or, rather, emergency remote teaching (ERT), in an effort to continue and hopefully complete the 2020 academic year. This move to ERT, whilst terrifying, is perhaps an attempt to ensure some level of routine and “normalcy” is maintained when focusing on teaching and learning.

2020-05-12T17:37:27+02:00

Trauma-Informed Teaching & Learning: Teaching in Time of Uncertainties

Many of us, along with our students, are experiencing stress, anxiety, and even trauma. How can we not? Our brains do an amazing job to keep us alive—constantly scanning the environment looking for and responding to threats and dangers.

2020-05-08T10:58:17+02:00

Tutor partnerships to promote students’ engagement and personal wellbeing during COVID-19

Tutoring is at the heart of every university teaching and learning process designed to improve students’ success rates and to enable students to achieve their learning goals.

2020-05-08T10:54:07+02:00

On ‘leaving no one behind’: Students on a PGDip/ Master’s course in Higher Education Studies reflect on Dimensions of Difference for socially aware teaching in Remote Emergency Teaching (RET) mode.

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had substantial effects on all sectors in society including Higher Education (HE). In South Africa and beyond, HE has had to re-invent itself in a matter of weeks, even days to migrate the academic project to an online remote emergency teaching (RET) mode, to complete the year. 

2020-04-29T10:57:43+02:00