“I am enjoying the Academic Orientation Programme and learning a lot of new things from presenters as well as participants; also many things I already know are making new sense in the context of Rhodes. Quite unexpected is to make new friends, and contacts in other departments that promise cross disciplinary involvement around issues such as 'diversity'. Overall there is information but openness to a self-critical attitude on the part of CHERTL, the VC and other presenters which is so refreshing and which invites us to contribute to change and not just receive information”. (Prof Michael Joseph) ...read more
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A much acclaimed volume with chapters written and edited by Rhodes University staff members from the Centre for Higher Education Research Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) was launched along with three other new books on higher education at the Annual conference of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) held at Stellenbosch University from 28 to 30 November. ...read more
2012 marks Prof Anthea Garman’s 16th year as an indispensable part of the Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies. This month, she is to receive the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher’s Award. ...read more
A dynamic and involved lecturer at the Rhodes English department, Dr Deborah Seddon is passionate about teaching, which is why she will receive the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher’s Award later this month. ...read more
Rhodes University has unveiled a first of its kind postgraduate research programme to assist postgraduate students in engaging with various theoretical approaches, data collection methods and methods of analysis. ...read more
The Rhodes University Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) national project on postgraduate supervision received a major boost when it recently accepted a grant of 1 million euros from the Dutch agency NUFFIC.
Professor Chrissie Boughey, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Rhodes and project leader for the collaborative project on the development of postgraduate supervision, said the funding will be used to develop a course on supervision and roll this out at South African universities, particularly those with low PhD
graduation rates. ...read more
Over the cusp of January and February CHERTL hosted the annual Academic Orientation Programme. While this programme is aimed at new academics to Rhodes, the programme was open to all academics, the content being of wider relevance and potential interest.
The programme was divided into two distinct sections. The first section, Academic pathways at Rhodes: Scholarship and Transformation, was focussed on the context of Rhodes University and the ways of being within the context. ...read more
It is an idiosyncrasy of higher education that many reach the status of lecturer without ever taking a formal course in teaching and learning.
In today's world there is growing national and international understanding of the central role assessment plays in higher education, and how assessment decisions by lecturers have a significant impact on the future options and careers of students.
The Assessors’ Course, offered by the Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL), is a module of the PostGraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE) programme. Its purpose is “to support the development and enhancement of understanding and engagement in the assessment of student learning in the Higher Education context.” ...read more
The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University this year launched a new course, the first of its kind in South Africa, specifically designed for people currently working in higher education institutions in the field of educational or academic staff development. ...read more
CHERTL are thrilled to have been awarded just over R1 million for a project to be undertaken under the leadership of Professor Chrissie Boughey and in collaboration with researchers from 6 other South
African Universities into social inclusion in Higher Education.
Higher Education holds the promise of contributing to intellectual, cultural, social, economic and political development, and to equity, democracy and social justice. Institutions of higher learning have the potential to offer powerful opportunities for fostering the economic and social advancement of members of disadvantaged and marginalised social classes and groups, for promoting understanding of, and respect ...read more
The Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) hosted a Teaching Large Classes Colloquium at the Eden Grove building on Thursday 5 November. The aim of this colloquium was to share insights and experiences with both lecturers at Rhodes and those from other institutions who have dealt with large student numbers.
Dr Susan van Schalkwyk from Stellenbosch University and Professor Elizabeth de Kadt from the University of Johannesburg were invited to the colloq ...read more
Mandy Hlengwa, Mellon lecturer at Rhodes University’s Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) recently won a top award for the “Best proposal, literature review or theoretical survey” at a national annual research indaba. The indaba was hosted by the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Education.
Hlengwa holds a National Diploma in Child and Youth development and a B-Tech in Youth Work from Technikon Natal, a Master's Degree in Education from the Univ ...read more
Professor Chrissie Boughey, Dean of Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University, gave a keynote address at the second Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD) conference held at Rhodes.
Reflecting the theme of the conference, Chrissie's address was entitled "Inclusion and Exclusion in the Changing University: A Teaching and Learning Perspective".
Inclusion and Exclusion in the Changing University: A Teaching and Learning Perspective
This morning an e ...read more