15 December 2016
Dear colleagues and students,
The University of Cape Town's Teaching Awards and Grants Sub-Committee oversees the Collaborative Educational Practice Awards, which recognise excellent collaborative approaches to enhance the teaching and learning environment at UCT. In 2016, awards were made for work conducted by very large inter-disciplinary and cross-departmental teams that showcase the reach enabled by sound collaborative educational practice.
The 2016 recipients of the Collaborative Educational Practice Awards are:
Medicine and the Arts
Susan Levine and Steve Reid have pioneered Medicine and the Arts as a Masters level course offered to students from any faculty at UCT or outside of UCT. Twelve seminars guide students through the human life cycle, from birth to death, as seen from the perspectives of artists, medical doctors and social scientists. The course was also developed into UCT's first MOOC in 2015.
Social Infrastructures (SI): Engaging with community for change
The SI course (END1019L) is a collaboration between the Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) Faculty, Centre for Higher Education Development, and the Science and Commerce Faculties. It focuses on providing a learning space for EBE students to understand the relationship between their technical engineering knowledge and the broader community in which they will work as professionals. It counts as a Faculty of Humanities elective for the students.
Learn Accounting website
Many students struggle with understanding and applying accounting concepts and this becomes increasingly challenging as students are required to do so in more complex applications. This challenge can be even more pronounced for non-English first language speakers. The website is an online multilingual resource where students can be directed to enhance their understanding of threshold concepts in accounting.
Please join me in congratulating the recipients of these collaborative awards.
Professor Sandra Klopper
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