HELTASA-CHE Teaching Excellence Awards 2012 2017-05-19T13:39:48+00:00

2012 Award Winners:

Prof Gary Marsden

Department of Computer Science
University of Cape Town

“[It] is essential for lecturers to convey their enthusiasm for a subject to their students. Of course, this in itself is not enough – the module must be designed in such a way as to allow the students to discover, for themselves, their own enthusiasm for the subject.”

Prof Wendy McMillan

Teaching and Learning: Dentistry
University of the Western Cape

“[E]ven the best planned and most transparent and aligned curriculum will not be effective if the teacher does not explicitly set out to create an environment in which all learners feel acknowledged and safe.”

Prof Geo Quinot

Department of Public Law
Stellenbosch University

“In my view good teaching is premised on a solid theoretical paradigm for the teaching practice at issue. I have thus developed such a theoretical paradigm, which I call ‘Transformative Legal Education’, to not only guide my own teaching practices, but that, in my view, should inform the teaching of law at South African universities today.”

Ms Roshnee Sunder

Department of Radiography
Durban University of Technology

“I believe in engaging my students through active participation in the learning process. I believe that my students must take ownership of their learning and take control of their destiny.”

Ms Mahlasela Annah Rakhudu

Department of Nursing
North-West University

“I believe all students have potential for self-directed learning and that effective teachers can reach every student … sharing and gaining knowledge from each other. One of the aims of education is the creation of a learning/teaching environment that will bring desired changes in the student.”

2012 Commendations

Dr Nyna Amin
Prof Bette Davidowitz
Mr Hannes (JH) du Toit
Prof Nathalie Hyde-Clarke
Dr Susan Lauren Levine
Dr Mary Kutty Mammen
Ms Tracey McKay
Ms Bernadette Theresa Millar
Ms Belinda van der Merwe