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.
The deadline for Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) application submissions has been extended to Friday 14 November.
Elmi Badenhorst, Sílvia Mamede, Nadia Hartman, Henk G. SchmidtAbstract
Research has indicated that misconceptions hamper the process of knowledge construction. Misconceptions are defined as persistent ideas not supported by current scientific views.Few studies have explored how misconceptions develop when first year health students conceptually move between anatomy and physiology to construct coherent knowledge about the human body.
Dr Nadia Hartman recently launched her book, "The Primary Health Care Approach and Restructuring of the MBChB: A Case Study of the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Cape Town" through Lambert Academic Publishing.
Dr Hartman is the directory of the Education Development Unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT.
(Books can be ordered from Dr Hartman or directly from the publisher's outlet at www.morebooks.de
Congratulations to Associate Professor Francois Cilliers, responsible for the Assessment, Curriculum Development and Educational Research functions of the Education Development Unit (EDU), for being one of the co-authors of the IJAD's Article of the Year award.
The Education Development Unit (EDU) has launched the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Short Course, 2014.
EDU goes online with Professional Development Courses
The Education Development Unit, Faculty Health Sciences, UCT, has adapted face-to-face professional development initiatives to be available as free online courses. The courses are available to anyone teaching health sciences students.
2015 Applications for Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education open till 31 October 2015 The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education.
The programme will enable educators of health science students to reflect critically on the theory and practice of teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum development in Primary Health Care-led health systems and curricula.
For more information on who to contact regarding applications for 2015 click here.
A HUGE thank you...!
The Isolomzi Transkei trip in July 2015 could NOT have taken place if it was not for the generosity of a large number of people. The list is long , but it would not be right if this list was not published. So, in no particular order, please browse the list below: