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Prof Jo-Anne Vorster


I am the head of department of CHERTL. I have been working in the field of Academic Development since 1992 and have been centrally involved in the development and facilitation of the PGDip (HE) for lecturers as well as a version of the PGDip (HE) for academic developers. The first cohort of graduates from the PGDip (HE) for academic developers graduated in 2013.

As is the case with all CHERTL staff, I work in the areas of curriculum and teaching development, assessment of student learning and teaching and course evaluation. My PhD study, completed in 2009, was a social-realist analysis of collaborative curriculum development processes in an academic department. My current research interests include the nexus between academics’ understanding of knowledge, disciplinary knowledge structures and academic identity; academic staff development, inducting the next generation of academic developers and the legitimation of academic developers and teaching and learning centres. I supervise postgraduate students at masters and PhD levels. Current PhD scholars are exploring disciplinary knowledge structures and student learning, curricula and pedagogies for professional programmes, academic identities, academic staff development and quality in higher education.

For information about my publications see  ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5257-6832  

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