<meta (401).,="" (chertl)="" (information="" (psychology)="" (sotl),="" ,="" -="" 1="" 100="" 11="" 12:30="" 17:30.="" 17h00="" 17h00,="" 18h30.,="" 19th="" 2013="" 2014="" 2014.="" 2015="" 2015]="" 2030.="" 20th="" 21="" 23="" 2:00="" 33="" 4="" 60="" [every="" [participant="" a="" academic="" academics="" across="" adopt="" africa="" africa,="" african="" aimed="" aims="" along="" an="" and="" announced="" approaches="" approximately="" around="" arts="" as="" at="" attended="" awarded="" awards.,="" be="" been="" being="" between="" biodiversity="" by="" came="" campus-wide="" centre="" championing="" chertls="" chertl.="" clarence.,="" comment="" concerned="" conference="" content="Today marks day 79 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, although under eased conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in ways no one could have imagined a short five months ago. Many of us have adjusted to this as our temporary new ‘normal’ and are ensuring that our daily business processes continue with as little disruption as possible. However, for many people these conditions are hard to comprehend. , Although the concept of remote teaching at Rhodes University is not new, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought this form of teaching and learning into focus., The New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) is Department of Higher Education’s national initiative forming part of the Staffing South Africa University Framework. , Bella Vilikazi’s PhD is looking at the ways in which feedback on students’ work can open the doors of learning or keep them firmly shut. Her narrative approach to data collection is emerging in a rich collection of stories which offer academics significant insights. , Originally from Chile, Roxana Chiappa joined CHERTL last November 2019, after completing her doctoral degree in higher education at the University of Washington, Seattle (2019). Read more, Dr Peter Clayton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, officially opened Rhodes University’s Open Access Day on 20 November 2019 at the Main 图书馆., The Higher Education Learning & Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) Conference, hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) will return to Rhodes University almost a decade after they last hosted the Conference. , The Rhodes University community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Allan William Buchanan Gray. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Gill, daughter Jennifer, and his two sons, William and Trevor. , DAAD funding allowed the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University to develop an offer an online course for postgraduate supervisors across Africa., CHERTL once again organised a writing retreat for 13 lecturers, all working on writing-related to teaching and learning such as Scholarship of Teaching and Learning publications, teaching portfolios, CATALyst assignments or PhDs., CHERTL, in collaboration with the University’s Language Committee, held a campus-wide Conversation on using language as a resource for teaching and learning on 4 September in Eden Grove Blue. 谈话 was part of CHERTL’s on-going series on various aspects of transformation at Rhodes University. , Friday, 16 August 2019 marked the last of CHERTL’s Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip (HE)) block contact sessions of the course for this year., This week a number of Rhodes academics have been attending two courses offered by CHERTL staff., Following campus-wide concerns over poor lecture attendance in various academic disciplines, CHERTL initiated a ‘conversation’ on Tuesday 6 August using the question ‘Why DO students attend lectures?’, The Rhodes Faculty of Education has this week (22 -26 July) hosted its second ‘Doctoral Week’ for 2019 at the Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC). Read more..., As part of the Education Faculty’s Doc Week, on Wednesday evening, CHERTL hosted a campus-wide panel discussion on “Troubling Curriculum Change”. Read more..., 2018 saw the launch of an innovative tutor development short course by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. A group of 20 tutors from third year to Masters Level from the faculties of Humanities, Science and Law participated..., CHERTL's 2019 tutor development course, Engage, has doubled the number of places on offer for RU tutors. Funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training South Africa, the course currently has 30 registered students spanning the faculties of Humanities, Commerce and Science. , The third International Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) conference, hosted by Wits University in July, was a huge success. The biennial conference boasted 160 delegates from 48 universities from across the world, showcasing 98 papers using LCT as the primary theoretical framework from across the disciplines., The Teaching with Technology Showcase on 22 October 2018 saw a group of academics come together to present and share new and exciting technological innovations that they have implemented in their teaching. , The New Academics Programme (nGAP) lecturers recently participated (5 April 2018) in the New Academics’ Transitions into Higher Education Regional Colloquium hosted by the Western Cape Universities (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of the Western Cape) at UCT., At the Rhodes graduation ceremony at 9.30 on Thursday 5 April 2018 CHERTL staff were proud to witness thirty-two Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip (HE)) students and three PhD students crossing the stage., Professor Karl Maton’s visit was greatly anticipated by the many academics and PhD scholars drawing on Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) for their research., The launch of the book, Going to University- The Influence of Higher Education on the Lives of Young South Africans, took place at Rhodes University on 5th March 2018., The Rhodes University community along with various guests gathered recently at the Blue Lecture Theatre in Eden Grove to celebrate Prof Catherine Foxcroft and Dr Jennifer Williams for having received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015., The first part of the annual Academic Orientation Programme (AOP) for academics new to Rhodes took place last week. The AOP is an important event as it is an opportunity to welcome lecturers new to Rhodes. , The Next Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) simply deals with the need for universities to ensure that a future generation of academics is developed to serve higher education into the future. , The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University is hosting the initial phase of the 2018 Academic Orientation programme from Monday, 22 to 26 January & 30 January to 01 February. , Sharing and analysing the impact of academic literacies research and practice on student success was one of the major aims of the third annual two-day Academic Literacies Symposium which took place at the Coastlands Ridge Hotel last week (25 to 26 May 2017)., A record number of thirty-seven Postgraduate Diplomas in Higher Education were awarded at the Rhodes graduation ceremony at 2.30 am on Friday 21 April. In addition, two CHERTL students were awarded masters and four were awarded PhDs in 高等教育研究. , I am one of the teachers in the School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University who teaches Writing and Editing (W&E). , The potential for universities to play an increasing role in their communities and broader social contexts continues to receive widespread attention. , The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University has built its teaching project around the way we (lecturers) envisage the graduates that we would like our students to become. , There is a growing call globally for universities to develop and nurture more black professors. In South Africa, the issue is sharpened by the country’s racist legacy. , The recent disruptions in the HE context have affected all aspects of academia and forced us to think differently about many things, in particular teaching, assessment and learning. , The CHE book 'South African Higher Education Reviewed: Two Decades of Democracy' was recently published and offers a detailed look at a range of core issues in the university sector, put together by multiple authors. The book was a collaborative publication and this idea of varied perspectives was echoed in the panel discussion held at Rhodes University on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Seven PhD scholars each presented the highlights and key issues raised by the chapters of the book. The presentation was attended by doctoral scholars and supervisors and was concluded with an open discussion following a series of provocative questions posed by the panel themselves., On the afternoon of Tuesday 26th July, teachers and principals from a range of different secondary schools, gathered together in Ntsika Secondary school for what was promised to be a ‘fun-filled’ workshop on assessment! The aim of the workshop was to share and build on the good work teachers are already doing and to increase the value of that work through inspiring and developing future practice., 'Transformation goes beyond change. It is about a fundamental mind shift, a radical rupture of thinking, an ongoing process of inquiry, disrupting and questioning deeply our ways of doing and thinking; appreciating, understanding and seeing the world [process]., Very few academics do a great deal to share their often important and relevant research with the general public. What's holding them back?, A record number of thirty-one lecturers graduated as higher education teachers with a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education at the Rhodes graduation ceremony at 10am on Friday 1 April. In addition, three CHERTL students were awarded PhDs., Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today’s public debates., Last week (1-5 February) saw the new national group for the PGDip HE offered by CHERTL arrive on campus. 学者 from as far away as the University of Mpumalanga, Walter Sisulu University, Central University of Technology and Mangosuthu University of Technology..., The initial phase of the Academic Orientation Programme (AOP) took place in the last week of January. Hosted by the Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL), the AOP is regarded as an essential experience, facilitating , 2016 started for some with an early writing retreat offered by CHERTL. Funded once again by the Teacher Development Grant, this took place from the 13th – 15th January. The retreat was set in Hogsback, in the wonderfully accommodating Edge Mountain Retreat., Dr 阿曼达hlengwa took part in a Transformation Struggles in South African Universities dialogue organised by the Centre for Conflict Resolution. Please click read more to access the audio recordings., It seems almost certain that South Africa’s universities cannot return to “business as usual” after the student protests that marked 2015. Some have asked what academics will learn from the protests and how they will - or won’t - alter their practice in classrooms., At Senate on Friday 20th November, the winners of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Awards were announced as follows: Senior Distinguished Teaching Award -Professor Catherine Foxcroft, Department of Music & Musicology Distinguished Teaching Award (shared for 2015) -Dr Jennifer Williams, Department of Physics and Electronics -Ms Tanya Poole, Department of Fine Art, Rhodes University Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opened a showcase with the theme ‘Scholarly teaching and learning in the context of transforming higher education’ hosted by CHERTL on the 3rd of November 2015., The second writing retreat offered by CHERTL in 2015 and funded once again by the Teacher Development Grant took place from the 26th – 28th October., For the seventh Curriculum Conversation Pedro Tabensky and Viroshan Naicker spoke about what and how they teach in ways that disrupt regular ways of teaching and learning., During a thought-provoking session Dr Vashna Jagarnath, from the Department of History, challenged the audience to reflect on alternative perspectives to the curriculum. While acknowledging that different understandings and approaches inform..., It is scientifically unsound and forces institutions to act in ways that go against their best interests., Drs Pamela Maseko and Dion Nkomo and Ms Bulelwa Nosilela offered their perspectives on African languages and curriculum transformation at Rhodes University. As relatively new fields of study, African languages have had an interesting and complex historical trajectory., Professor Tally Palmer from the Institute for Water Research and Dr Nomalanga Mkhize from the History Department shared their views on curriculum transformation during the fourth Curriculum Conversation on 27 July 2015., Plagiarism regularly makes the headlines and universities are under pressure to tackle the problem decisively., The Centre for Higher Education 研究, Teaching and Learning at 九州彩票 teamed up with Fundani Centre at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and CHED at University of Cape Town to run the first 合法化代码理论研讨会 at the waterfront in Cape Town from 17 to 19 June 2015., There is a growing call globally for universities to develop and nurture more black professors. In South Africa, the issue is sharpened by the country’s racist legacy., BY 2020 South Africa's 23 universities will be short of approximately 7 000 academics, 50% being professors who are due for retirement. , Traditionally, it has been assumed that, once an academic holds a Master’s degree or PhD in their discipline, they can share their knowledge and teach students effectively. Most, though, don’t have a teaching qualification, nor have they been offered any opportunities to develop as, It should come as no surprise that many students do not feel valued in institutional spaces. There has been a great deal of research in the past two decades about discrimination and institutional culture at South African universities., Thina Maqubela from the Department of Statistics and Corinne Knowles from the Humanities Extended Studies Programme introduced very different aspects of curriculum transformation at the third in the series of Curriculum Conversations held on 8 June 2015. Both used their own biographies as the starting point for thinking about transformative curriculum and pedagogy., University curricula in South Africa are still largely European or American in origin and focus. In some spaces, though, academics are starting to shift the terrain by introducing an African-centred curriculum., On Thursday 4 July, CHERTL, in collaboration with the Science Faculty hosted a 座谈会上科学教学高等教育. The purpose of the colloquium was to facilitate discussion on ideas and strategies for, Using Teaching Development Grant (TDG) funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training, CHERTL recently arranged a writing retreat for academic staff. A group of nine academics were given the opportunity, in the wonderful tranquil setting of The Edge at Hogsback, to work on writing about teaching and learning in their contexts., By 2020, South Africa’s 23 universities will be short of about 7 000 academics, 50% being professors who are due for retirement. , Dee Mohoto (Drama) and Susi Vetter (Botany) introduced 课程对话2 on 25 May. Dee reflected on her recent experience of co-creating a theatre production with students and a colleague, Mwenya Kabwe, teaching at Wits University...Susi Vetter talked about how participating in the Curriculum Transformation Conference has led her to question the nature of the curriculum and the student experience in Botany., Twenty-three academic developers from eleven higher education institutions are at Rhodes this week attending a block teaching session of the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education for academic developers offered by CHERTL. Over the last decade or so chertl staff members at Rhodes have developed considerable knowledge and expertise in the field of academic development and particularly academic staff development. A way of sharing this experience is to offer a course for academic developers that will enable them to offer appropriate staff development opportunities for academic staff in their institutions. 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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives in ways no one could have imagined a short five months ago. Many of us have adjusted to this as our temporary new ‘normal’ and are ensuring that our daily business processes continue with as little disruption as possible. However, for many people these conditions are hard to comprehend. , Although the concept of remote teaching at Rhodes University is not new, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought this form of teaching and learning into focus., The New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) is Department of Higher Education’s national initiative forming part of the Staffing South Africa University Framework. , Bella Vilikazi’s PhD is looking at the ways in which feedback on students’ work can open the doors of learning or keep them firmly shut. Her narrative approach to data collection is emerging in a rich collection of stories which offer academics significant insights. , Originally from Chile, Roxana Chiappa joined CHERTL last November 2019, after completing her doctoral degree in higher education at the University of Washington, Seattle (2019). Read more, Dr Peter Clayton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, officially opened Rhodes University’s Open Access Day on 20 November 2019 at the Main 图书馆., The Higher Education Learning & Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) Conference, hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) will return to Rhodes University almost a decade after they last hosted the Conference. , The Rhodes University community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Allan William Buchanan Gray. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Gill, daughter Jennifer, and his two sons, William and Trevor. , DAAD funding allowed the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University to develop an offer an online course for postgraduate supervisors across Africa., CHERTL once again organised a writing retreat for 13 lecturers, all working on writing-related to teaching and learning such as Scholarship of Teaching and Learning publications, teaching portfolios, CATALyst assignments or PhDs., CHERTL, in collaboration with the University’s Language Committee, held a campus-wide Conversation on using language as a resource for teaching and learning on 4 September in Eden Grove Blue. 谈话 was part of CHERTL’s on-going series on various aspects of transformation at Rhodes University. , Friday, 16 August 2019 marked the last of CHERTL’s Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip (HE)) block contact sessions of the course for this year., This week a number of Rhodes academics have been attending two courses offered by CHERTL staff., Following campus-wide concerns over poor lecture attendance in various academic disciplines, CHERTL initiated a ‘conversation’ on Tuesday 6 August using the question ‘Why DO students attend lectures?’, The Rhodes Faculty of Education has this week (22 -26 July) hosted its second ‘Doctoral Week’ for 2019 at the Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC). Read more..., As part of the Education Faculty’s Doc Week, on Wednesday evening, CHERTL hosted a campus-wide panel discussion on “Troubling Curriculum Change”. Read more..., 2018 saw the launch of an innovative tutor development short course by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. A group of 20 tutors from third year to Masters Level from the faculties of Humanities, Science and Law participated..., CHERTL's 2019 tutor development course, Engage, has doubled the number of places on offer for RU tutors. Funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training South Africa, the course currently has 30 registered students spanning the faculties of Humanities, Commerce and Science. , The third International Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) conference, hosted by Wits University in July, was a huge success. The biennial conference boasted 160 delegates from 48 universities from across the world, showcasing 98 papers using LCT as the primary theoretical framework from across the disciplines., The Teaching with Technology Showcase on 22 October 2018 saw a group of academics come together to present and share new and exciting technological innovations that they have implemented in their teaching. , The New Academics Programme (nGAP) lecturers recently participated (5 April 2018) in the New Academics’ Transitions into Higher Education Regional Colloquium hosted by the Western Cape Universities (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of the Western Cape) at UCT., At the Rhodes graduation ceremony at 9.30 on Thursday 5 April 2018 CHERTL staff were proud to witness thirty-two Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip (HE)) students and three PhD students crossing the stage., Professor Karl Maton’s visit was greatly anticipated by the many academics and PhD scholars drawing on Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) for their research., The launch of the book, Going to University- The Influence of Higher Education on the Lives of Young South Africans, took place at Rhodes University on 5th March 2018., The Rhodes University community along with various guests gathered recently at the Blue Lecture Theatre in Eden Grove to celebrate Prof Catherine Foxcroft and Dr Jennifer Williams for having received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015., The first part of the annual Academic Orientation Programme (AOP) for academics new to Rhodes took place last week. The AOP is an important event as it is an opportunity to welcome lecturers new to Rhodes. , The Next Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) simply deals with the need for universities to ensure that a future generation of academics is developed to serve higher education into the future. , The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University is hosting the initial phase of the 2018 Academic Orientation programme from Monday, 22 to 26 January & 30 January to 01 February. , Sharing and analysing the impact of academic literacies research and practice on student success was one of the major aims of the third annual two-day Academic Literacies Symposium which took place at the Coastlands Ridge Hotel last week (25 to 26 May 2017)., A record number of thirty-seven Postgraduate Diplomas in Higher Education were awarded at the Rhodes graduation ceremony at 2.30 am on Friday 21 April. In addition, two CHERTL students were awarded masters and four were awarded PhDs in 高等教育研究. , I am one of the teachers in the School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University who teaches Writing and Editing (W&E). , The potential for universities to play an increasing role in their communities and broader social contexts continues to receive widespread attention. , The School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Rhodes University has built its teaching project around the way we (lecturers) envisage the graduates that we would like our students to become. , There is a growing call globally for universities to develop and nurture more black professors. In South Africa, the issue is sharpened by the country’s racist legacy. , The recent disruptions in the HE context have affected all aspects of academia and forced us to think differently about many things, in particular teaching, assessment and learning. , The CHE book 'South African Higher Education Reviewed: Two Decades of Democracy' was recently published and offers a detailed look at a range of core issues in the university sector, put together by multiple authors. The book was a collaborative publication and this idea of varied perspectives was echoed in the panel discussion held at Rhodes University on Wednesday 12 October 2016. Seven PhD scholars each presented the highlights and key issues raised by the chapters of the book. The presentation was attended by doctoral scholars and supervisors and was concluded with an open discussion following a series of provocative questions posed by the panel themselves., On the afternoon of Tuesday 26th July, teachers and principals from a range of different secondary schools, gathered together in Ntsika Secondary school for what was promised to be a ‘fun-filled’ workshop on assessment! The aim of the workshop was to share and build on the good work teachers are already doing and to increase the value of that work through inspiring and developing future practice., 'Transformation goes beyond change. It is about a fundamental mind shift, a radical rupture of thinking, an ongoing process of inquiry, disrupting and questioning deeply our ways of doing and thinking; appreciating, understanding and seeing the world [process]., Very few academics do a great deal to share their often important and relevant research with the general public. What's holding them back?, A record number of thirty-one lecturers graduated as higher education teachers with a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education at the Rhodes graduation ceremony at 10am on Friday 1 April. In addition, three CHERTL students were awarded PhDs., Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today’s public debates., Last week (1-5 February) saw the new national group for the PGDip HE offered by CHERTL arrive on campus. 学者 from as far away as the University of Mpumalanga, Walter Sisulu University, Central University of Technology and Mangosuthu University of Technology..., The initial phase of the Academic Orientation Programme (AOP) took place in the last week of January. Hosted by the Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL), the AOP is regarded as an essential experience, facilitating , 2016 started for some with an early writing retreat offered by CHERTL. Funded once again by the Teacher Development Grant, this took place from the 13th – 15th January. The retreat was set in Hogsback, in the wonderfully accommodating Edge Mountain Retreat., Dr 阿曼达hlengwa took part in a Transformation Struggles in South African Universities dialogue organised by the Centre for Conflict Resolution. Please click read more to access the audio recordings., It seems almost certain that South Africa’s universities cannot return to “business as usual” after the student protests that marked 2015. Some have asked what academics will learn from the protests and how they will - or won’t - alter their practice in classrooms., At Senate on Friday 20th November, the winners of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Awards were announced as follows: Senior Distinguished Teaching Award -Professor Catherine Foxcroft, Department of Music & Musicology Distinguished Teaching Award (shared for 2015) -Dr Jennifer Williams, Department of Physics and Electronics -Ms Tanya Poole, Department of Fine Art, Rhodes University Vice Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela opened a showcase with the theme ‘Scholarly teaching and learning in the context of transforming higher education’ hosted by CHERTL on the 3rd of November 2015., The second writing retreat offered by CHERTL in 2015 and funded once again by the Teacher Development Grant took place from the 26th – 28th October., For the seventh Curriculum Conversation Pedro Tabensky and Viroshan Naicker spoke about what and how they teach in ways that disrupt regular ways of teaching and learning., During a thought-provoking session Dr Vashna Jagarnath, from the Department of History, challenged the audience to reflect on alternative perspectives to the curriculum. While acknowledging that different understandings and approaches inform..., It is scientifically unsound and forces institutions to act in ways that go against their best interests., Drs Pamela Maseko and Dion Nkomo and Ms Bulelwa Nosilela offered their perspectives on African languages and curriculum transformation at Rhodes University. As relatively new fields of study, African languages have had an interesting and complex historical trajectory., Professor Tally Palmer from the Institute for Water Research and Dr Nomalanga Mkhize from the History Department shared their views on curriculum transformation during the fourth Curriculum Conversation on 27 July 2015., Plagiarism regularly makes the headlines and universities are under pressure to tackle the problem decisively., The Centre for Higher Education 研究, Teaching and Learning at 九州彩票 teamed up with Fundani Centre at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and CHED at University of Cape Town to run the first 合法化代码理论研讨会 at the waterfront in Cape Town from 17 to 19 June 2015., There is a growing call globally for universities to develop and nurture more black professors. In South Africa, the issue is sharpened by the country’s racist legacy., BY 2020 South Africa's 23 universities will be short of approximately 7 000 academics, 50% being professors who are due for retirement. , Traditionally, it has been assumed that, once an academic holds a Master’s degree or PhD in their discipline, they can share their knowledge and teach students effectively. Most, though, don’t have a teaching qualification, nor have they been offered any opportunities to develop as, It should come as no surprise that many students do not feel valued in institutional spaces. There has been a great deal of research in the past two decades about discrimination and institutional culture at South African universities., Thina Maqubela from the Department of Statistics and Corinne Knowles from the Humanities Extended Studies Programme introduced very different aspects of curriculum transformation at the third in the series of Curriculum Conversations held on 8 June 2015. Both used their own biographies as the starting point for thinking about transformative curriculum and pedagogy., University curricula in South Africa are still largely European or American in origin and focus. In some spaces, though, academics are starting to shift the terrain by introducing an African-centred curriculum., On Thursday 4 July, CHERTL, in collaboration with the Science Faculty hosted a 座谈会上科学教学高等教育. The purpose of the colloquium was to facilitate discussion on ideas and strategies for, Using Teaching Development Grant (TDG) funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training, CHERTL recently arranged a writing retreat for academic staff. A group of nine academics were given the opportunity, in the wonderful tranquil setting of The Edge at Hogsback, to work on writing about teaching and learning in their contexts., By 2020, South Africa’s 23 universities will be short of about 7 000 academics, 50% being professors who are due for retirement. , Dee Mohoto (Drama) and Susi Vetter (Botany) introduced 课程对话2 on 25 May. Dee reflected on her recent experience of co-creating a theatre production with students and a colleague, Mwenya Kabwe, teaching at Wits University...Susi Vetter talked about how participating in the Curriculum Transformation Conference has led her to question the nature of the curriculum and the student experience in Botany., Twenty-three academic developers from eleven higher education institutions are at Rhodes this week attending a block teaching session of the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education for academic developers offered by CHERTL. Over the last decade or so chertl staff members at Rhodes have developed considerable knowledge and expertise in the field of academic development and particularly academic staff development. A way of sharing this experience is to offer a course for academic developers that will enable them to offer appropriate staff development opportunities for academic staff in their institutions. 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