Education practice award

16 February 2009

Terri Grant and Claudia Kalil
CHED winners Kalil and Grant

Terri Grant and Claudia Kalil of the Professional Communication Unit have won a prestigious R40 000 CHED award for their innovative collaborative educational practice.

This award recognises outstanding collaborative approaches by UCT staff, which enhance the teaching and learning environment.

The team won the award for two courses: a computer science course using scenarios based on the ISIS and SupaTsela Projects at UCT, and a commerce course that examined a recent sustainability project at UCT.

As these are real projects, students got first-hand information and experience in investigating real-time problems and issues.

"The students appreciated the authenticity of this collaborative learning experience," Grant said. Grant and Kalil have been invited to present the concept at a UK conference in 2010.

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