Although it is still early, start thinking (now already) about what aspects of Health Sciences Education (i.e. undergraduate education, postgraduate education and continuing professional development) you would like to present at the 2016 Health Education Research Day.
Speech-language therapy and audiology students in South Africa now have an invaluable resource with which to develop relevant, context-responsive practices in the school environment. Responding to the large scale challenge to develop communication for socialising and learning, editors Professor Harsha Kathard of the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Dr Sharon Moonsamy of University of Witwatersrand, along with several contributors, recently launched Speech Language Therapy In A School Context: Principles And Practices
The 9th annual SAAHE Conference takes place from 22-24 June at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.
Congratulations to all of the following UCT staff who have recently completed postgraduate studies in health professions education.Congratulations to all of the following UCT staff who have recently completed postgraduate studies in health professions education.
That four groups won the 2014 UCT Collaborative Educational Practice Award for collaborative educational practice might testify to the ongoing drive to break through silos in teaching and learning at the university. The UCT award for collaborative educational practice is open to two or more UCT staff members who have collaborated on a particular project to enhance the teaching and learning environment. The projects need to have been sustained for several years and to have had a positive impact
The Apereo Foundation is a network of institutions from six continents. Its mission is to create and sustain open source software and communities that support learning, teaching and research. One such community is Sakai, on which our own Vula is based, and yes, UCT is a member of Apereo.
Michael McCaul from the Emergency Care Society of South Africa (ECCSA) in collaboration with the Education Development Unit hosted their first webinar on the Fundamentals of Disruptive Research” in February.
E-Learning Consultant at the Faculty of Health Sciences' Educational Development Unit, Sinethemba Mandyoli, recently completed the Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word courses and obtained his certificates of completion.
As part of work Saide’s OER Africa Initiative is doing to help in the development of suitable licensing frameworks, through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we embarked on a process of reviewing university intellectual property (IP) policies and strategies. Neil Butcher and Sarah Hoosen present the findings.
At the Faculty Board Meeting, the Awards Committee announced its decisions on the three categories of Teaching Awards made available by the Faculty in 2015.
This is the first year in which these awards are being offered. The Faculty initially approved their introduction in September 2014, subject to certain changes, and accepted a revised proposal on 10 March 2015. The process of inviting and evaluating applications for the awards has been based on the Dean’s letter of invitation dated 24 March 2015, which was sent to all Faculty members.
Join the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED)'s commemmoraiton of Mandela Day by giving a little of your time to make a change that's close to your heart or by giving a little of your time to make a difference to the life of someone else, you can start changing the world around you.
By Veronica Mitchell, Health OER, Education Development Unit, FHS
Championing openness is a key objective for Prof Laura Czerniewicz who was elected as UCT’s Director for the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) in 2014. She has driven the establishment of the OpenUCT repository that now falls under the management of Jill Claasen in the main library. Resources for teaching and research are now easily findable from a wide range of academics in the 9 different categories that are colour coded.